The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Missouri Long- Term Care Ombudsman Program is searching for Volunteer Ombudsman statewide to advocate for the elderly and disabled residing in Assisted Living and Skilled Care Nursing Homes. Volunteer Ombudsman visit with residents to promote dignity, respect and help protect residents’ rights in long- term care. Volunteer Ombudsman make a difference by voicing the wishes and concerns of residents to facility management to help improve the residents’ quality of life. Training and certification are provided. If you are interested becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman please contact the Long- Term Care Ombudsman Program at 1-800-309-3282 or email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov . For more information check out our website at: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/.