Videos are a great way to raise awareness and share a story or experience. Videos are great, cost-effective ways to connect with your supporters, volunteers and donors. Video can be powerful way to show your organization's impact and needs.
YouTube allows individuals and organizations to share and watch videos. It is forum to distribute your organization's videos for free. Additionally, YouTube currently runs a nonprofit program - the YouTube Nonprofit Program - that allows organizations branding capabilities and increased uploading capacity, rhe option to drive fundraising through a Google Checkout "Donate" button, listing on the nonprofit channels and the nonprofit videos pages and the ability to add a call-to-action overlay on videos. Nonprofits must apply to be part of the YouTube Nonprofit Program. Below are examples of how some ombudsman have used YouTube to share videos.
Flip Cameras are an inexpensive way your organization can create videos for YouTube and Facebook. They are small, hand-held cameras that allow users to record videos. Prices range from $50 (if purchased through TechSoup) to $200 each depending on the model. Flip Cameras comes with preinstalled software, making it easy share videos.
Texas LTCOP talks to real family members, facility staff and residents: Support, Advocacy for Long-term Care Residents and Family
Ohio LTCOP Volunteer Recruitment Videos: Why We Step Up for Consumer Rights
New Mexico State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Discusses Residents' Rights and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Volunteer Recruitment Video
View this volunteer recruitment video from the New Jersey LTCOP.
Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents (PEER) Recognition Luncheon
Watch this video of a Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident (PEER) graduation. It is an event that is supported in partnership with the State LTC Office, the local Area Agency on Aging, elected officials, community based organizations and a long-term care facility, which provides refreshments.
That's So New York: New York Foundation for Senior Citizens - Ombudsman Program
Watch this segment that aired on NY City Media about the crucial role ombudsmen play as advocates for residents in long-term care facilities.
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency
Listen to Kentucky ombudsmen talk about their interactions with nursing home residents and the important role of the long-term care ombudsman program.
National Medical Report from Washington State
The purpose of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to protect and promote the rights of people who live in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, adult family homes and assisted living. The LTC Ombudsman aims to empower residents to become self-advocates and assure that resident rights as guaranteed by the state and federal law are upheld.
Local ombudsmen approached the City of Kirkland – City Council and got them excited about their program. They now have full coverage at the 60+ adult family homes in Kirkland, Washington.
What is an Ombudsman? - View this video and others from the Florida LTC Ombudsman Program. Click here to view the video in Spanish.
Volunteer Recruitment Video
View this video on being a volunteer ombudsman and others from the Idaho LTC Ombudsman Program.
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