The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, is a Statewide Volunteer Program that "advocates" for residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.
Any Consumer Advocate can apply to Volunteer. Examples are: teachers, veterans, dietitians, pharmacists, elder law attorneys, social workers, nurses, physicians, Federal, State and County employees, administrators and retired individuals of all professional and cultural backgrounds. Ideal candidates are caring individuals who are willing to give a minimum 20 hours of their time per month to the program.
Training is provided to investigate complaints and conduct assessments of facilities to effectively advocate for elders in long-term care settings. Mileage and meal reimbursements are provided at the State Rate for all official Ombudsman Duties.
Please call either 727-588-6912 or 1-888-831-0404 to apply.
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