The Texas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and care for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Federal and state authority mandates ombudsmen to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents and to provide services to help in protecting health, safety, welfare and rights. Information and assistance in choosing the most appropriate living residence is also a valuable service.
Residents in nursing homes are among the most frail and vulnerable Texans. At times, they need help to improve their quality of life and care. An ombudsman can provide assistance so all facility residents receive respectful and competent care.Additional information on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Link
Anyone may call an ombudsman to voice a concern. However, ombudsmen only take action with the consent of the resident or their representative. If you feel that you need assistance, you can reach your local LTC Ombudsman at (325) 223-5704.
Volunteers are needed to serve as advocates for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers will visit with residents at their assigned facility, address concerns, and protect residents’ health, safety, welfare and rights.
No prior experience is required, volunteer hours are flexible, and free certification training is provided. Volunteers must be 18 years or older with reliable transportation and no conflict of interest.
Volunteers are currently needed in Coke, Concho, Crockett, Kimble, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, and Tom Green Counties.