Do you want to make a difference? Use your skills and talents to advocate for the rights of residents in nursing and assisted living facilities by becoming a Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer.
The Texas Ombudsman Program advocates for a high quality of life and high quality of care for allresidents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The program relies on dedicated Ombudsman volunteers who are certified to advocate on behalf of these residents.
The program involves:
*Completing certification training. 36 hours of training and a three month internship. There is a criminal history check. (There is no cost, and this training is provided locally and at times convenient to you.)
*Visiting a local facility at least once weekly (You make your own schedule.)
*Helping examine and resolve omplaints by or on behalf of residents in nursing or assisted living facilities
*Working with residents, families, friends, and facility staff to resolve complaints
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour/week recommended, at least 1 hour/month
- complete monthly reports of work