Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Direction Home Akron Canton - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

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Be an advocate and a voice for quality care and treatment of residents in long-term care facilities! Becoming an Ombudsman Volunteer, you will educate residents about their resident rights, advocate for quality care and treatment, and make visits to nursing homes to visit with residents on your own schedule. You will receive virtual or in-person certification training as well as opportunities for Continuing Education Credits, but most importantly you will make a difference in someone's life!

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About Direction Home Akron Canton - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Location:

108 N 2nd Street, Dennison, OH 44621, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities provides older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers long term care choices and consumer protection so they can achieve the highest quality of life. Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program can help protect consumer rights and ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive the best care and treatment possible.

Description

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates complaints related to long-term care with a strong focus on resolving the concern to the consumer's satisfaction. We utilize negotiation, mediation, education, and advocacy, and serve as consumer advocates through community education, legislative actions, and public policy intervention. All individuals living in long-term care facilities have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and receive quality care. By law, residents of long-term care facilities have rights. It is the responsibility of the Long-Term Care Ombudsmen to make sure those rights are protected. Our support services are free and available to all consumers receiving long-term care at home, in a nursing facility, or an assisted living facility.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Cadiz, OH 43907

(40.27285,-80.99677)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • two visits per month to a local nursing facility or assisted living. These visits can be done on your own time, even nights and weekends!

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