A Certified Ombudsman is a volunteer observer, listener, detective, communicator and problem-solver who advocates for residents in long-term care facilities. If you are a person with a caring heart who would like to know more about becoming a Certified Ombudsman, click the link below for more information.
You will be trained to identify, investigate and resolve problems and complaints of residents in nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult foster care homes. You will work to protect residents' rights and dignity, ensure quality care, and prevent neglect, abuse and other problems.
The State Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman will provide professional training and ongoing support to maximize your effectiveness. You don't have to be an expert- you just have to care. Consider becoming a Certified Ombudsman Volunteer today.
- Hospice Care
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Problem Solving
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a week or 16 hours per month
- 1-2 year committment