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The mission of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a not-for-profit organization, is to enhance the quality of long-term care services for all people living in nursing homes and residential care facilities in the State of Missouri. This mission is accomplished through advocating for residents' rights and providing information and education to the entire community about long-term care.
The Missouri Long- Term Care Ombudsman Program is searching for Volunteer Ombudsman statewide to advocate for the elderly and disabled residing in Assisted Living and Skilled Care Nursing Homes. Volunteer Ombudsman visit with residents to promote dignity, respect and help protect residents’ rights in long- term care. Volunteer Ombudsman make a difference by voicing the wishes and concerns of residents to facility management to help improve the residents’ quality of life. Training and certification are provided. If you are interested becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman please contact the Long- Term Care Ombudsman Program at 1-800-309-3282 or email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov . For more information check out our website at: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/.