Hudson Valley Ombudsman Program
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties within the Hudson Valley.
Due to COVID we were made keenly aware of the unmet needs of our skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility residents and residents in adult care facilities, such as assisted living and adult homes. Another result of COVID was the loss of many former volunteers who have retired or have chosen not to return to the Ombudsman program.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE...A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE DAY TO DAY LIVES OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE.
Give back to the community and become a NYS Certified Ombudsman, who will educate, empower and advocate for residents in long term care facilities.
2 HOURS WEEKLY time commitment, the desire to be effective in change and protecting the rights of residents and a caring mindset is all that is necessary. Training s provided by the Office of the State Long Term Care program.
To submit an application for future trainings please visit www.nursinghome411.org/volunteer
About LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY COALITION
1 PENN PLAZA SUITE 6252, NEW YORK, NY 10119, US
The Ombudsman Program of the Hudson Valley is sponsored by the Long Term Care Community Coalition whose mission is to protect and improve the quality of life and care for people who use or reside in nursing homes, and other types of long term care facilities. The Coalition strives to educate the policy makers, the public and consumers, the family members and caregivers on long-term care issues and to advocate for the needs of the frail, elderly and disabled who use long-term care services.
The Ombudsman Program is a volunteer- based program who empower, educate and advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman empower residents on their rights to quality of care and quality of life, so their voices can be heard in regards to their choices.
The Ombudsman program trains volunteers and our goal is to provide an Ombudsman in every long term care facility within the Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley territory that we cover includes, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties.
82 Washington Street, Suite 201APoughkeepsie, NY 12601
August 19, 2021
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers will have classroom training of 35 hours and commit to 2 hours/week within their schedule;.
- ability to interact with residents within nursing homes and assisted living; the ability to critical think when residents express dissatisfaction or concerns.