SC Appalachian Council of Governments



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Friendly Visitor (Ombudsman) Program

The Friendly Visitor Program is part of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Government’s Regional  Long-Term Ombudsman  Program.   Volunteers are not certified Ombudsman, but do help assist them in their duties.

Click for Friendly Visitor Program Brochure!

A Friendly Visitor is: 

  • A friendly visitor to nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Someone to educate residents and families about resident’s rights.
  • Someone to assist residents in resolving minor problems with the facility
  • Someone to participate in resident and family council meetings
  • Someone to bring issues or problems to the attention of the facility administrator and to the attention of the regional ombudsman

And most importantly...

  • A friend and listening ear to those residents who have little or no visitors