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Advocates Needed for Fairfield Cty Area Nursing Home Residents!

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Lady Knitting

Advocates are needed to receive, handle and try to resolve residents’ complaints for individuals living in nursing homes. 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.

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About Aging and Disability Services


184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.


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

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables 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.


Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors


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Main Street, New CanaanBridgeportStamford, CT 06906



  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • 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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