Advocate for residents rights in nursing homes and assisted living facilities!


(31.9972,-102.077)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2910 LaForce Blvd.P.O. Box 60660Midland, TX 79711


About

The Certified Long-term Care Program seeks dedicated volunteers to serve as advocates for people living in nursing or assisted living facilities.

What is an Ombudsman?

An ombudsman is a specially trained and certified volunteer or professional who advocates for quality care in Texas nursing or assisted living facilities. A Certified Volunteer Ombudsman (CVO) is an individual certified by the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to carry out the duties of the state office. The CVO shall, in accordance with state and federal statutes provide services to help protect the health, safety, welfare and rights’ of residents in nursing facility and assisted living facilities.

There is no experience necessary to become a volunteer ombudsman! The requirements are to be 18 and older, complete the required forms, complete FREE certification training, have reliable transportation, be able to take the time to complete weekly or monthly visits to an assigned facility and the commitment to actively volunteer for at least a year.

Skills

  • Case Work / Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week
  • Must be able to problem solve and actively participate in the program

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