Ombudsman Program Needs Your Advocating Expertise
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a volunteer program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. This program advocates for those living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities by investigating complaints concerning their safety and welfare. It also conducts annual assessments to ensure facilities are properly licensed and in compliance with state laws. Anyone may apply to volunteer. The program needs expertise of experienced dietitians, pharmacists, elder law attorneys, social workers, teachers, nurses, physicians, speakers, governmental employees, administrators, veterans, accountants, etc,. Retired individuals and spousal duos of all professional and cultural backgrounds are a plus. Mileage and meals reimbursements are provided at the state rate for all official ombudsman duties.
Call 1- 888-831-0404 or online http://ltcop.myflorida.com/info.jsp to apply.
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