Membership in CLTCOA offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Online Ombudsman specific trainings to address the 6 additional federal CEU requirements
  • 15 hours of independent online study utilizing a Learning Management System for new Ombudsman certification (approved by OSLTCO)
  • Free and low-cost educational events and forums for learning about best practices
  • Access to expertise and support needed to tackle local program issues
  • The ability to have a voice in systemic advocacy efforts, both statewide and on a federal level
  • Email announcements with highlighted information of interest to LTC Ombudsman programs

 Legislative Advocacy

  • CLTCOA reviewed hundreds of legislative bills, identified bills to support and watch
  • CLTCOA participated in numerous hearings, provided expert witness testimony, and submitted support or oppose letters for bills affecting long term care facility residents
  • Provided local programs with sample support letters, and detailed analysis of proposed legislation that the local programs may choose to support or oppose

Systemic Advocacy

CLTCOA represented the interests of the local LTC Ombudsman Programs and the residents living in LTC through the following:

  • Statewide Community Vaccine Advisory Committee
  • CDA Re-entry into Facilities Taskforce
  • California Association of Long-Term Medicine
  • California Aging and Disability Alliance
  • California Elder Justice Coalition
  • California Collaborative for Long-Term Services & Supports
  • “Silence = Violence” older and dependent adult trainings and advocacy collaborative
  • CDPH, DHCS, & CCL stakeholder meetings
  • The return on investment on the small membership fee that we pay is immense.  Just from the last two years of one-time additional money we received through CLTCOA’s advocacy pays for the next 45 years of membership, and the organization does  more than advocating for funding.  It’s really worth it.

    Program Coordinator - Marin County
  • You are are simply "AMAZING"! My volunteers and staff can't stop talking about your visit. They loved your putting so much into perspective and explaining so much about the program and CLTCOA. I think they are feeling more fierce now. Thank you.


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