Local members of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recently attended the program’s state conference in Orlando. The role of the ombudsman is to be an advocate for individuals who live in supported living facilities, nursing homes, or family homes for adults.
Charlene Seuss, Jenny Colberry, Marilyn McCabe, Terry Sinclair, Linda Harmon, Sandy Robbins, Betty Woodarsky, and Mary Brand attended the October event, which was held to provide ombudsmen with additional training and information on resources.
The organization’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for all Florida residents who provide long-term care by advocating and protecting their health, safety, well-being, and rights.” All services are confidential and free.
Soos is the head of Local Council No. 4, representing Lake, Hernando, Citrus, Marion, and Sumter counties.
“We have 20 volunteers on our council and can always use more volunteers to keep up with the growing number of facilities to serve our disabled and seniors,” she said.
For more information about the program, contact your local office at 352-620-3088 or visit https://ombudsman.elderaffairs.org.