The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman.
The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. The NYS certification training takes about 36 hours. Each dedicated Ombudsman spend an average of two to four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents.
The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY to manage the program for New York City. CIDNY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for the disabled.
If you are interested in joining the corps of "Certified Ombudsman" please email firstname.lastname@example.org
a copy of your resume.