Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer

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Office Of Long Term Care Ombudsman

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers are senior advocates who work with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We ask our volunteers to visit their assigned home(s) once per month to meet with residents, educate them as to their rights, and provide advocacy assistance, if needed. Volunteers will file a brief online report following each visit. We offer monthly trainings to learn about valuable resources which may assist our residents.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and able to pass a background check. Classroom training is held over two consecutive Saturdays, followed by onsite training at your assigned facility. We offer new volunteer training quarterly. For volunteers living in the Anchorage/Matsu area, training is held at the OLTCO's office in Anchorage, while those living outside of the Anchorage/Matsu area will attend the classroom training via the internet (Skype). Once classroom training is complete, OLTCO staff will come to your community to complete your training with you at your assigned facility. Volunteers are needed statewide.

Go to our website (www.akoltco.org/volunteer) to learn more and to complete an application, or call Kathryn Curry, Volunteer Coordinator at 907/334.2535. We would love to have you join our team of dedicated volunteers! You can make a difference in the life of an elder in YOUR community!

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About Office Of Long Term Care Ombudsman

Location:

3745 Community Park Loop Ste 200, Anchorage, AK 99508, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect the rights of seniors in nursing facilities and assisted living homes.

Description

The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman identifies, investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of Alaskan's who are 60 years of age or older.

The Ombudsman Can:

  • Investigate and resolve complaints.
  • Visit facilities to meet with residents and evaluate conditions.
  • Ensure that residents are receiving legal, financial, social, medical, rehabilitative and other services to which they are entitled.
  • Act as mediator between residents, family members, facility staff, and long term care service providers.
  • Provide information to the public about long term care facilities and programs.
  • Assist with the establishment of resident and family councils.
  • Represent residents' interests before local, state, and federal government by working to change laws, regulations and policies that affect those who live in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living homes.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3745 Community Park Loop Ste 200Anchorage, AK 99508

(61.20124,-149.81137)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 3 hours per month (includes at least one facility visit (followed by the completion of a short online report), plus one volunteer meeting per month (can attend via Skype if you are outside of the Anchorage/Matsu area).
  • 14 hours of classroom training, followed by 4-6 hours of field training w/ Ombudsman staff.

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