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Protect Kansans living in long-term care; become an ombudsman volunteer today!

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ORGANIZATION: Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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The Ombudsman Program seeks dedicated volunteers to serve as advocates for people living in nursing or assisted living facilities.

This opportunity is available in every county in Kansas. Our certified Volunteer Ombudsmen are assigned to a local long term care facility (i.e. nursing home) of their choice provided no conflicts of interest exist.

An ombudsman is a specially trained and certified volunteer or professional who advocates for quality care in Kansas nursing or assisted living facilities. Volunteers spend a minimum of three hours per month visiting residents in their assigned facility. You can complete your visits whenever it is convenient for your schedule! Volunteers visit with residents, educate them about their rights in long-term care, and help communicate any concerns they may have to the facility to be resolved.

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. Training is required prior to facility placement, and ongoing training and volunteer education is provided by the program.

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About Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Location:

900 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612, US

Mission Statement

To advocate for the well-being, safety, and rights of residents of Kansas long-term care facilities by assisting them in attaining the highest possible quality of life.

Description

Kansas Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Office advocates for over 28,000 long-term care residents and nearly 650 facilities. The Kansas LTC Ombudsman program's vision is to advocate by improving the quality of care and quality of life of Kansas residents. The LTC Ombudsman program provides a free resident advocate program

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Area long-term care facilitiesPittsburg, KS 66762

(37.41088,-94.70496)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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