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Mission Statement

The mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to enhance the quality of life, improve the level of care, protect the individual's rights and promote the dignity of each Oregon citizen residing in a long-term care facility.


An independent advocacy agency of the State of Oregon. Trained volunteers visit assigned nursing homes, assisted living and adult care homes and advocate for their rights and dignity. Volunteers also educate staff, families and the community about resident's rights.




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Would you recommend Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman?

by Barbara S. (September 2, 2016)
I'm 3000 miles from my mother who is in assisted living so I can't help her on a regular basis but working with the ombudsman's program I can help others in her situation locally. The program let's me advocate for seniors who can no longer advocate for themselves. The local paid staff is great and I enjoy getting together monthly with the other volunteers
by Bill B. (August 29, 2009)
This is an opportunity to make a difference, one fragile elder at a time. It is very rewarding to speak for people who may no longer be able to do so on their own. Intense training and regular support meetings with fellow volunteers prepare us to address the many challenges facing long term care residents today.
by Pat S. (August 31, 2009)
LJM is right, my friend just resigned as a volunteer because she couldn't get help from the staff--they wouldn't even return her calls.
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by LJ M. (August 31, 2009)
This agency is in trouble.
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by Cynthia C. from Portland, OR (October 7, 2008)
Regular visits with a resident of a long term care facility make such a difference! I can see it during my weekly visits with an elderly lady in our neighborhood care facility. The staff identified this resident as one who might be suffering loneliness and isolation. Her family's visits can be infrequent and stressful but when I'm there we are just friends. She really seems to enjoy the conversation or having me read to her. And I've never left her place without feelings of affection and admiration for her.
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