Advocates Needed for CT Nursing Home Residents

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Aging and Disability Services

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Advocates are needed to receive, handle and try to resolve residents’ complaints for individuals living in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, or board and care facilities. You will receive ongoing training, guidance, support and supervision from your own local Regional Ombudsman.

What would you do? Assist in the protection of residents rights. Mentors will provide ongoing support. Mostly you will: provide education for residents and their families about the facility’s rules, regulations, and procedures which insure a better understanding of the services to which residents are entitled.

  • You will monitor the exercising of residents rights within the facility.
  • Establish good working relationships with the facility’s administrator and staff.
  • Refer unresolved complaints to the Regional Ombudsman.
  • Work with resident and family councils to encourage interaction among residents and between residents and their community.
  • Encourage and assist in developing resident and family councils where none exist.
  • Maintain current and accurate records as required by the Ombudsman office.
  • Assist residents and their families or legal representatives in understanding rights in relation to transfers within, and discharges from nursing homes.
  • Have knowledge of the responsibilities and functions of regulatory and community agencies

Special Considerations of the Volunteer Opportunity

  • Your own transportation to your area nursing home is essential (mileage costs are reimbursable).
  • Must complete training and certification requirements.
  • Must attend ongoing monthly in-service training and supervisory meetings in your area.

Not the right fit for you? consider volunteering for a neighbor who is blind where the commitment is more flexible.

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185 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

BESB's mission is to enable its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision. Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind A Department of Rehabilitation Services Bureau LIVE. LEARN. WORK


Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Our programs, policies and practices are designed to promote employment, independence, equal access and self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. We strive to be a resource for information and technical assistance for other stakeholders in Connecticut as well.


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Main StreetThroughout Hartford CountyHartford, CT 06103



  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Social Work


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hrs/wk- not consecutive-w/in workday operations
  • Five Day Initial Training, then 2 hours monthly thereafter for meetings or calls

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