What Is The Ombudsman Program?
What Is The Ombudsman Program? The mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to advocate for people receiving long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen and Long-Term Care Ombudsmen volunteers are trained and certified to work with residents and families to resolve care and residents’ rights issues.
What Ombudsmen Do:
Receive, investigate and work to resolve complaints about long-term care services
Counsel residents and family members on how to express their concerns and work toward resolution of care issues
Assist residents in exercising their rights
Provide information about nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care agencies
Mediate concerns between residents and/or their families and the facility
Provide residents and their families with information about government benefits and the services provided by other agencies, and make referrals where appropriate
Provide training for long-term care staff and consult with providers with the goal of providing good care and improving residents’ quality of life
Volunteer Opportunities Available
The Prince William Human Rights Office's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. To contact the
Long-Term Care Ombudsman please call 703-792-7662 or email