Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Certified Ombudsman Volunteers to advocate for residents who are elderly and disabled living in nursing homes, assisted living and residental care facilities and adult foster homes. There is significant need in Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam and Morrow Counties.
As a volunteer, you will advocate for the rights and dignity of the resident; educate staff, family and residents about resident rights; and investigate quality of care issues such as billing, food, care, or housing issues.
Volunteer ombudsmen enjoy the flexible schedule, (4 hours per week), using or developing professional skills, and building relationships. This position is important to helping improve the quiality of care and life for our elders.
Like to know more? Attend a short webinar on the second Friday of every month at 1:00 pm. Sign up at our website, www.oregon.gov/ltco, or call 503-378-6303