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Nursing Home Ombudsman

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Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas

  • 4 people are interested

The Texas Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is actively recruiting volunteers to advocate for nursing facility residents in Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties. Ombudsmen volunteers visit nursing home residents weekly and advocate for resident rights and quality of care. Recruits must pass a Criminal History Check and complete approximately 36 hours of classroom training, self study and an internship of approximately 2 months. Once certified, weekly nursing facility visits are flexible and can be conducted within the volunteer's schedule.

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About Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas

Location:

2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

The Texas Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and quality of care for residents in long term care facilities. Residents and their families are served by developing and using the talents and efforts of specially trained volunteers, professionals, advocacy and membership organizations and regulatory agencies who are interested in long term care and elder rights issues.

Description

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and quality of care for residents living in nursing home and assisted living facilities. Volunteer Ombudsmen are specially trained and certified. Ombudsmen visit 1 to 2 hours weekly in an assigned facility, observe conditions and hear resident and family concerns.

Volunteer Ombudsmen are needed in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2210 Eastex FreewayBeaumont, TX 77703

(30.09888,-94.13499)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly
  • Communication skills with residents, facility staff and families.

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