Welcome to the New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Website

What's New

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman will hold a four-day training session for new volunteers in January. The LTCO also is in the process of recruiting volunteers for a spring training. The NJLTCO has approximately 250 volunteer advocates assigned to nursing homes throughout the state.

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, 12/12/17