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Want to Be a Voice for People in Nursing Homes? Be An Advocate with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman!

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ORGANIZATION: LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

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Do you want to help seniors and other people in nursing homes and assisted livings ? Do you want to be their voice and advocate for their rights? Then become an Ombudsman Associate with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program!

Ombudsman volunteers are the eyes and ears in long-term care facilities and provide a voice for long-term care residents. They visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities in their community & inform residents about their rights. They observe conditions in the facility to make sure the residents are receiving quality care and have a great quality of life. Volunteers also assist our staff in looking into resident complaints and then help advocate for changes. Volunteers can also assist with our services including working with resident and family councils; helping people select a provider; helping to educate the community about our program, services, and volunteer opportunities; and other projects.

We have a free certification training (in-person or virtual) which includes classroom work, self-study exercises, and shadowing opportunities. After the certification exam, we ask for at least 4 hours of service a month and to obtain continuing education which will be provided by our office.

Volunteer with us and help us support this part of your community!

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations London, OH 43140

(39.88645,-83.44825)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Advocacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking

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.
  • Before training- 3 references; a conflict-of-interest screening form; resume/CV or description of past career and volunteer experiences; training (includes classroom work, self-study exercises, and shadowing); certification exam

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