Get Involved! The 35 local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs are community supported through donations of funds and the donation of time. Each Ombudsman Programs is responsible for the recruiting, training, and supervision of the local Ombudsman representatives.
To become a state certified Field Ombudsman requires successfully completing the comprehensive 36+ hours of classroom instruction, passing a background check, and an “internship” under the supervision of a seasoned ombudsman. Following the successful completion of the training program a Field Ombudsman is assigned to a set of facilities to visit, but always operating in partnership with a staff supervisor.