Upper Savannah Regional Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


430 Helix RoadGreenwood, SC 29646 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the well-being of vulnerable adults by reducing abuse, neglect and exploitation, as well as isolation and loneliness while they are living in long-term care.


The Upper Savannah Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is the investigative agency for non-criminal abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and standard of care complaints in nursing homes, assisted living, and facilities operated by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and Mental Health in Greenwood, Laurens, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda Counties. As part of the Upper Savannah Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Volunteer Ombudsman Program conducts routine access visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities as required by the Older Americans Act and the Omnibus Adult Protection Act. Certified Volunteer Ombudsman makes visits weekly, biweekly, or monthly to these facilities in order to check on residents well-being and safety. Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen listen to concerns, and report them to the Upper Savannah Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen have made a impact across the state by reducing abuse, neglect, and exploitation by being present in their assigned facility. Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen make announced friendly visits at their assigned facility.


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