LTC Ombudsman - MI Health Link OmbudsmanThe Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI), a project of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), is seeking an advocate for its Long Term Care Ombudsman and MI Health Link Ombudsman programs in Lansing, MI. 

The Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (MLTCOP) advocates for residents in licensed long term care facilities.  Ombudsmen receive, identify, investigate and resolve complaints, including reports of elder abuse and neglect, from or on behalf of residents. The advocate will make routine facility visits, interview residents, provide information on long term care and residents’ rights, negotiate with facility staff regarding resident concerns, provide support to resident and family councils, collaborate with legal staff on appropriate cases, and prepare written reports.  Additional responsibilities may include collaboration with other advocates, participation in interdisciplinary task forces or committees, and outreach presentations on elder abuse and long term care issues. The advocate would serve residents in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties and travel frequently throughout them.

 The MI Health Link Ombudsman Program (MHLO) assists older adults and people with disabilities who are eligible for the MI Health Link demonstration project.  MI Health Link provides managed health care services to low income individuals in several regions of the state.  The advocate will interview nursing facility residents and staff to determine how well the MI Health Link program is meeting beneficiaries’ needs and addressing individual beneficiary concerns.  The advocate will also handle individual cases and collaborate with MHLO staff on identifying solutions to systemic challenges in MI Health Link.  Travel in southwest Michigan and occasionally the Upper Peninsula will be required.  Please click here for the full job description.


Legal Counsel : The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI) is seeking a lawyer to serve as Legal Counsel to the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (MLTCOP). MEJI/MLTCOP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

MEJI advocates for low-income older adults and people with disabilities on issues related to healthcare, benefits, long term care, elder abuse, and individual rights.  It also houses MLTCOP and the MI Health Link Ombudsman. MLTCOP promotes the rights of long term care consumers and seeks to improve the quality of care and life experienced by residents of nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care homes.  MLTCOP oversees local ombudsmen across the state who help individual residents resolve complaints and educate residents, their families, and the public on long term care consumers’ rights and options.  The program also advocates for systemic reforms that will benefit over 100,000 Michigan long term care residents.  Please click here for the full job description.