Join Florida's Best and Brightest Elder "Advocates"
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a volunteer program administered by Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Recently, 15 volunteer advocates were recognized, Ombudsman of the Year, throughout Florida for their exemplary advocating services to the frailest elders by investigating complaints for them while living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Also, by conducting annual assessments to ensure these facilities are properly licensed and in compliance with state laws. The Ombudsman Program actively seeks expertise of caring men and women of all professional and cultural backgrounds who have concerns of resident's rights, funds, medications, abuse, neglect and are good at negotiating and advocating.
Retired individuals and spousal duos' expertise further enhances the program's advocacy goals.
Mileage/meals reimbursements are provided at the state rate for all official ombudsman duties.
Call 727-588-6912 or 1-888-831-0404 to apply for the next training class.
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