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Advocates needed for residents in Long-term Care

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SW Idaho Area Agency on Aging Volunteer Ombudsman Program

  • 7 people are interested

We're looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of residents by being an advocate. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with as little as 2 hours per month and a 1 year commitment.
Volunteers listen to and assist the resident and families with issues that may include, but are not limited to personal hygiene, daily cares, activities, staff relationships, personal empowerment, and facility conditions.

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About SW Idaho Area Agency on Aging Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Location:

701 S Meridian, Meridian, ID 83642, US

Mission Statement

Is Dignity Important to you? It is to the Elderly, too! There are over 7,000 older adults currently living in long-term care facilities in Southwest Idaho. Many of those frail adults do not have any family support. Who will be their advocates to assure they receive quality care and continue to be recognized as individuals if they don’t have family support?

Description

The Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program is mandated by both the federal and state government to provide advocacy to this frail population of our community. Ombudsmen investigate, mediate, and resolve issues pertaining to the elderly living in long-term care.

If you care about Southwest Idaho’s senior population and would like to make a difference in your community call Marva, Ombudsman Volunteer Coordinator, at (208) 898-9738 or marva.kubalik@a3ssa.com for an application.

The SW Idaho Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program provides excellent training and supervision. Bring your desire to serve, the skills you’ve developed throughout your life, and join us for an experience that will improve the quality of life for older adults. Upon successful completion of the Ombudsman Training program, volunteers are certified by the State of Idaho as a long-term care ombudsman.

The next training begins April 9, 2020.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Southwest IdahoMeridianMeridian, ID 83642

(43.56443,-116.40346)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to 2 to 3 hours per month for 1 year.

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