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Fayette County Volunteer Ombudsman- Be An Advocate for LTC Residents!

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LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

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Ombudsman volunteers provide a voice for long-term care consumers. Volunteers visit those in nursing homes, or assisted living facilities in their community. In nursing homes and assisted living facilities, volunteers observe conditions and care and inform residents about their rights. For consumers who choose to receive care in their own homes, volunteers talk to consumers about their caregivers and services they receive.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, these long-term care consumers have needed a connection and an advocate more than ever. We have continued to reach out to the residents and their families throughout this time and we need more advocates to help these residents!

The Central Ohio office currently serves the following counties: Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Pickaway, Licking, Union, Madison and Fayette Counties.

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About LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

Location:

3830 TRUEMAN CT, HILLIARD, OH 43026, US

Mission Statement

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for excellence in long-term services and supports wherever consumers live.

Description

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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Washington Court House, OH 43160

(39.53737,-83.43758)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask our volunteers for a minimum of 4 hours of month.
  • We will require 3 references, a conflict of interest screening, at least 14 hours of training, and a certification exam.

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