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Alamo Area Council of Governments Alamo and Bexar Area Agency on Aging

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Volunteers are needed to serve as an ombudsmanadvocate for local nursing home residents. The goal of the ombudsman program is to ensure the best possible quality of life in Texas long-term care facilities. While in the facility, the volunteer will talk with residents, family members and guests to indentify any complaints or problem areas. Then, the volunteer will work with these individuals and staff to resolve these issues. Ombudsman also provide information about rights and procedures and help identify additional resources in or out of the facility. Locations are in Bergheim, Boerne, Comfort, Kendaila, Sisterdale and Waring.

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About Alamo Area Council of Governments Alamo and Bexar Area Agency on Aging

Location:

8700 Tesoro, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217, US

Mission Statement

Our organization is pleased to be a part of the CMS MedicareRx Volunteer Initiative to help people with Medicare get the assistance they may need to benefit from Medicare's new prescription drug coverage. Organizations and volunteers nationwide have come together in the CMS MedicareRx Volunteer Initiative to help people with Medicare understand their options and make an informed, meaningful decision about their prescription drug plan options. The CMS MedicareRx Volunteer Initiative is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Administration on Aging (AoA), and is committed to building an official corps of volunteers who are available to help people with Medicare in communities nationwide understand, choose and join a Medicare prescription drug plan if they choose.

Description

Our organization is providing free, one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare and their families via telephone and face-to-face sessions, public education presentations and other programs. Through the CMS MedicareRx Volunteer Initiative, volunteers at our organization will be given the opportunity to work directly with people with Medicare to help them understand their prescription drug plan options and join a plan that will best suit their prescription drug needs if they choose.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

200 E. Ryan St.Boerne, TX 78006

SKILLS

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Mediation
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Visits are a minumun of one to two times a month
  • At least one year commitment. and continuing education is provided

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