Welcome to the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Website

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The LTCO Volunteer Advocate Program is seeking citizens who want to make a difference in their community. We are looking for nursing home volunteers in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties. A training class is scheduled for April 1, 3, 8, and 10 in Maywood, NJ. Anyone over the age of 21 who is interested in registering can email Deirdre Mraw, State Coordinator, deirdre.mraw@ltco.nj.gov, or call at

Stop Elder Abuse

LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

You can help to improve the lives of elderly residents of long-term care facilities in your neighborhood. Volunteers receive 32 hours of free training.  Classes are forming now.

If you or someone you know:

  • Is living in a nursing home or developmental center
  • Has or will be there for 90 days or more
  • Is eligible for Medicaid
  • Wants to move back into the community

The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/05/19