The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) for Chemung, Schuyler, and Tioga Counties is now located at Catholic Charities of Schuyler County. Formerly housed at the Chemung County Office for the Aging, the program transitioned to the Catholic Charities office on June 3, 2013 under the direction of a new Program Coordinator, Sally Daniels.
A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a volunteer advocate and resource for persons who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and adult care facilities. The Ombudsmen help resolve concerns expressed by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities and they strive to ensure quality treatment and quality of life for residents.
Agency Director, Debbie MacDonald, commented, “The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program adheres to the mission of Catholic Charities to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people by promoting healthy individual and family life while advocating for justice on behalf of those in long-term care facilities.”
The New York State Ombudsman Program certifies volunteer Ombudsmen after completion of an intensive training program. Then certified Ombudsmen are assigned to facilities where they insure that the rights of the residents are protected. If you would like to become a volunteer with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, please contact Catholic Charities.
For additional information about the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, please contact Catholic Charities of Schuyler County at 607-535-2050 or visit their page.