Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc
Volunteers in the Ombudsman Program are trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to act as advocates for nursing/rest home residents. Volunteers make weekly visits to facilities to observe and monitor conditions and offer residents a means and opportunity to voice concerns about their care and treatment. With the resident's permission, the Ombudsman speaks to the appropriate staff member to try and resolve any concerns. Potential volunteers must be pre-approved and CORI'd before training.
* Due to Covid-19, and governmental restrictions/safeguards, we are currently awaiting guidance from the state with regard to program protocols and updated procedures for the 3 day training/certification requirement (for volunteer Ombudsman).
If you are interested in this opportunity, we would be glad to update you with the most recent information. Please contact us.
About Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc
ELDER SERVICES Volunteer Resource Center, 68 Rte 134, So. Dennis, MA 02660, US
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands was founded in 1972 as a community based, private non profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare, enhancing the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older citizens in the 22 towns of Barnstable, Nantucket, & Dukes counties.
Both the state and federal government have designated Elder Services to be the primary link on the Cape and Islands to ACCESS, SERVICE, and ADVOCACY for elders.
Elder Services relies on over a thousand volunteers to assist us in our many programs of community service.
Volunteers will play an ever increasing role in helping us meet the growing challenges of our mission.
Please check out our postings or give us an email or call!