Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Direction Home Akron Canton - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program


Be an advocate and a voice for quality care and treatment of residents in long-term care facilities! Becoming an Ombudsman Volunteer, you will educate residents about their resident rights, advocate for quality care and treatment, and make visits to nursing homes to visit with residents on your own schedule. You will receive virtual or in-person certification training as well as opportunities for Continuing Education Credits, but most importantly you will make a difference in someone's life!

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About Direction Home Akron Canton - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program


108 N 2nd Street, Dennison, OH 44621, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities provides older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers long term care choices and consumer protection so they can achieve the highest quality of life. Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program can help protect consumer rights and ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive the best care and treatment possible.


The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates complaints related to long-term care with a strong focus on resolving the concern to the consumer's satisfaction. We utilize negotiation, mediation, education, and advocacy, and serve as consumer advocates through community education, legislative actions, and public policy intervention. All individuals living in long-term care facilities have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and receive quality care. By law, residents of long-term care facilities have rights. It is the responsibility of the Long-Term Care Ombudsmen to make sure those rights are protected. Our support services are free and available to all consumers receiving long-term care at home, in a nursing facility, or an assisted living facility.


Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Coshocton, OH 43812



  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • two visits per month to a local nursing facility or assisted living. These visits can be done on your own time, even nights and weekends!

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