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 info@aaa7.org.

Hannah Stewart

Ombudsman volunteer coordinator 

Area Agency on Aging, District 7