LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATE CENTRAL OHIO
LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
8 people are interested
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we need connection more than ever especially our long-term care residents. At this time, our volunteers are reaching out to residents and their families virtually (phone calls, video calls, etc) to let them know that they have someone who can advocate for them especially during this time. This opportunity can be done in the safety and comfort of your home
We are looking for volunteers to reach out to residents and their families in the following counties: Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Pickaway, Madison, Fayette and Union.
"Volunteering as an ombudsman with the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman (OSLCO) has been a great experience. I enjoy spending time speaking with patients and seeing to it they have what they need to live, interact with friends and family, and be safe. Sometimes I am one of the few people who talk with them. There are times when I get thanked simply for calling because they may not interact with a lot of people. During this time, it’s incredibly important to remember the elderly, and to be an ear for them."
- Current Ombudsman Associate Volunteer
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
3830 TRUEMAN CT, HILLIARD, OH 43026, US
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for excellence in long-term services and supports wherever consumers live.
The Long-term Care Ombudsman advocates for people receiving home care, assisted living and nursing home care. Volunteers can work to resolve complaints about services, help people select a provider and offer information about benefits and consumer rights.
Ombudsman representatives do not regulate nursing homes and home health agencies, but do work with providers, residents, their families and other representatives to resolve problems and concerns
In addition, ombudsman representatives:
- Advocate for person-centered approaches by providers to meet the needs and honor the preferences of residents;
- Link residents with services or agencies;
- Offer resources for selecting long-term care providers; and
- Provide information and assistance with benefits and insurance.