Nursing Home Advocacy
Ensure quality care for Long Island’s seniors.
Advocates make a difference. When you join Ombudservice, you become a volunteer advocate for seniors who live in nursing, adult and assisted living homes.
“Ombudsperson” is a Swedish name for a person who acts as a Citizen Representative. An Ombudsperson is a state-certified volunteer with legal access to nursing homes, adult homes and assisted living facilities in Nassau County.
Before placement, each Ombudsperson receives 36 hours of training, which leads to certification from the New York State Office for the Aging. After placement in a facility, a supervisor is available to help with problems.
Ongoing training is provided through seminars and conferences. Who qualifies? Anyone who is:
- Motivated to improve the quality of life for institutionalized persons
- Physically and emotionally capable of meeting the demands of an advocate’s role
- Willing to commit a minimum of five hours per week for two years to this program
Become an Ombudsperson and help:
- Protect residents’ rights
- Resolve concerns about care for residents and their families; many residents have neither friends nor family to advocate for them
- Encourage cooperation with facility management and regulatory agencies to improve the lives of residents
- Educate the community about the services
- Alert persons to health care fraud and abuse
Call (516) 466-9718
Mary Clare Campion
100 E. Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Did you know?
The growth rate for the over-55 population in Nassau County is six times greater than for our overall population.
Ombudservice is part of a statewide network. Ombudservice is a program of Family & Children’s Association funded by the Office for the Aging Nassau County (NCOFA) and regulated by the New York State Office for the Aging.