Volunteer Ombudsman Program
The Ombudsman Program recruits and trains volunteers who visit assigned nursing homes on a weekly basis. Volunteers provide a voice for nursing home residents and serve to lessen the isolation and loneliness experienced by many residents who have no one to speak on their behalf. Volunteers also help to educate residents about their rights, thus empowering them to become more vocal in resolving their own complaints and concerns.
Access the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteer Ombudsman Position Description and the Volunteer Ombudsman Application Form here.
Volunteer Ombudsmen plan their own schedules, are permitted to visit any day of the week, and are provided hands-on training and technical assistance by the Ombudsman Staff. Volunteers are recognized during an annual event, receive a quarterly newsletter, and are invited to various AAA7 training programs and conferences at no cost.