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Advocate for Residents in Long Term Care Facilities Volunteer Training

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Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas

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Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas

Seeking advocates for older adults residing in long term care facilities located in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise Counties. Training is conducted once a week, each Tuesday from February 2 through April 6 for 2 hours via zoom. Once trained you will serve in an assigned long term care facility within your community.

Ombudsmen advocate for residents’ rights. They help protect the quality of life and quality of care of anyone who lives in these long-term care facilities.

Volunteer Ombudsmen set their own schedule to visit nursing and assisted living facility residents and advocate for their rights. As needed they work with staff, family members, and others to resolve residents’ concerns.

To qualify you must be 18 years old, be free of any conflict of interests, complete training, serve an internship and agree to serve at least two hours per week in a local facility for a minimum of 1 year. No experience with older adults or in nursing or assisted living facilities is required.

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About Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas

Location:

616 Six Flags Drive, Suite 400, PO Box 5888, Arlington, TX 76005, US

Mission Statement

to provide a comprehensive and coordinated network of health and human services for older North Central Texans and their family caregivers

Description

The Agency plans and coordinates services for persons ages 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in the 14 counties surrounding Dallas and Tarrant. Direct services include: information and referral, case management, benefits counseling, legal assistance, ombudsman, money organizer, homemaker, and caregiver education and training.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors

WHEN

Tue Feb 02, 2021 - Tue Apr 06, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers set their own schedule
  • Monthly reports required and 12 hours of continuing education annually

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