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February NORC Notes: A Basic Curriculum to Prepare Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Representatives

February 1st, 2018

Equipping Long-Term Care Ombudsmen for Effective Advocacy: A Basic Curriculum, is a curriculum for basic training for individuals seeking to become long-term care ombudsman program representatives. It consists of five content modules. 

Intent of the Curriculum
This curriculum is intended to help states develop or improve their basic training process for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) representatives. It may be used to supplement existing procedures for teaching individuals the basics of being a LTCOP representative. The curriculum is designed to be application based and uses activities which sequentially build on previous ones. The curriculum assumes students have been introduced to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, their role as representatives, and have read pertinent resource materials prior to each session. 

State Specific Additions
This curriculum is not a stand-alone, complete package containing everything an individual needs in order to be designated a representative of the program. An overview of the curriculum can be found here and be sure to review these Technical Tips before accessing the Online Curriculum.

This curriculum can be accessed online and as hard copies. To read the full NORC Notes email about the curriculum, click here.