Snohomish County - Certified Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombuds

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King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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Make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care settings by becoming a Certified Long-Term Care Ombuds! Our Certified Long-Term Ombuds volunteers come from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnic background and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving older adults and persons with disabilities. Certified Long-Term Care Ombuds volunteers visit with residents, investigate and resolve complaints, and advocate for residents living in long-term care facilities (nursing homes, adult family homes and assisted living). If you're a good listener and a strong advocate, help give frail and vulnerable residents a voice by joining our program. Contact us today for more information!

Training is required for all individuals who wish to volunteer as a certified Long-Term Care Ombuds in Washington State. Volunteers receive 32 hours of training, over four days. Training includes on-site visits and some homework. There is no cost to participate; however, you must complete and pass the volunteer application process.

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About King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Location:

PO Box 23699, Federal Way, WA 98093, US

Mission Statement

Make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care settings by becoming a Certified Long-Term Care Ombuds! CERTIFICATION TRAINING IS FREE! Our Certified Volunteer Ombuds come from all walks of life, various age groups, ethnic background and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving older adults and persons with disabilities. "Ensuring the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals living in long-term care today and tomorrow."

Description

The King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law. We are trained to receive complaints and resolve problems in situations involving quality of care, use of restraints, transfer and discharge, and other aspects of resident dignity and rights.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

ThroughoutSnohomish County, WA 98203

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Reference checks

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