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Volunteer Ombudsman (Nursing Home and Assisted Living)

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ORGANIZATION: The Alliance for Better Long Term Care

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Alliance for Better Long Term Care

VOLUNTEER IN YOUR CHOSEN AREA OF RHODE ISLAND! BECOME A CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER OMBUDSMAN. Training is provided and held at a time and location that is convenient to you!

This is a state-wide program, with 89 nursing homes and 62 assisted living facilities, volunteers are needed to serve in all cities and towns throught the state Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman is housed in The Alliance for Better Long Term Care. As such, we advocate for residents living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and those receiving licensed hospice or home care services. Certified Volunteer Ombudsman would advocate, educate, and mediate to help resolve issues brought to their attention. As an ideal candidate one should exhibit a desire to support and encourage residents to use their own voices as well as advocate for them if they are unable to. Volunteers cannot be currently working in a nursing home, assisted living facility or for a home care or hospice agency. Previous employment in any of these settings is OK. BCI required. Volunteer Ombudsman make a difference!

Please contact us today, you can be part of a great team doing great work for Rhode Islanders in need! 401-785-3340, ask for Deb Burton or email dburton @ alliancebltc .org

www . alliancebltc .com

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About The Alliance for Better Long Term Care

Location:

422 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02888, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and health of residents living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and those who receive licensed health care or hospice care in the home.

Description

As a Volunteer Ombudsman you will be appointed to a long term care facility that you will visit regularly to advocate on behalf of the residents. You will mediate between the resident and the staff to resolve issues such as neglect, abuse, quality of life, guardianship, POA, dignity, autonomy, etc. Residents who may have no family to watch out for them or may be afraid to speak up for themselves will benefit from your involvement.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

422 Post Road (main office)STATE-WIDE PROGRAMVOLUNTEERS NEEDED ALL AREAS OF RIWarwick, RI 02888

SKILLS

  • Public Advocacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year@4 visits/month at day/time you choose
  • Must not currently work in long term care setting

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