Letter to the editor: Volunteer ombudsman opportunities available
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 28, 2023
I wanted to write to you today to highlight the importance and need of volunteer ombudsmen. If you are looking to make a real difference in someone’s life, please consider becoming a regional long-term care Volunteer ombudsman.
Our mission is to advocate for excellence in long-term services and supports wherever consumers live.
In 2022, volunteers impacted over 18,000 long-term care consumers lives throughout Ohio through routine visits calls, and other methods.
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We provide many services, but one of our main roles is to investigate and resolve complaints about long-term care facilities and service providers.
Volunteer ombudsmen are the eyes and ears in long-term care facilities and provide a voice for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care settings.
Through regular visits at their assigned facilities, Volunteer ombudsmen advocate for long-term care consumers in the AAA7’s 10-county district (Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties).
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more, please call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 or email at email@example.com.
Ombudsman volunteer coordinator
Area Agency on Aging, District 7