The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman ProgramFlorida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
"The mission of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and protecting their health, safety, welfare and rights" Read more
"The mission of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and protecting their health, safety, welfare and rights"
Communicate with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure that their needs are being met.
Volunteers are educated to understand the rights of residents who live in long term care facilities so that they are able to communicate these rights to the residents.
Volunteers respond to complaints from residents and advocate on their behalf so that issues are resolved to the satisfaction of the resident.
Volunteers assess facilities at least anually to ensure that residents are satisfied with the quality of care they are receiving. Quarterly vists to facilities is the national standard.
Volunteers advocate for an enhanced quality of life for all residents.