If you are interested in advocating for older adults living in long-term care and learning more about their rights as residents, this FREE training is for you!
April 26-27, 2017
Areawide Aging Agency
4101 Perimeter Center Dr., Suite 310 Oklahoma City, OK
9:30am to 3:30pm
For more information about registering for this FREE 2-day training in Oklahoma City
contact (405)942-8500 and ask for Debra or Tonya.
A volunteer may be the only visitor a resident will see on a regular basis
To be an Ombudsman Volunteer you must:
Have a concern for others
Be able to work with a diverse group of people
Be willing and able to follow problems to their resolution
Be able to accept training and supervision
Be able to spend 2-4 hours a week in the program
Be free of conflicts of interest
VOLUNTEER TWO HOURS A WEEK AS AN OMBUDSMAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serves residents in nursing homes, assisted living centers and residential care homes. An Ombudsman helps to improve the quality of care and life for the residents. As a friendly visitor and advocate, the volunteer has many opportunities to be of service and enrich the lives of the residents.
Interested individuals must be willing to attend a three-evening training in order to become a certified volunteer, spend a minimum of 2 hours per week in the facility for which they are assigned visiting and advocating for the residents. Additionally, volunteers must be able to attend a monthly meeting for on-going training and supervision.
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of those residents in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan or Oklahoma County, contact an Ombudsman Supervisor at (405) 942-8500 for further details of the next Ombudsman Volunteer training.