The Alliance for Better Long Term Care
Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
422 Post Rd Warwick, RI 02888
Active Opportunities (2)
Warwick, RI 02888
Our Mission here at the Office of the RI Long Term Care Ombudsman (located within the Alliance For Better Long Term Care) is to improve the quality of life and health care of residents of long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and those who receive licensed health care or hospice in the home. I am the Volunteer Ombudsman Coordinator here at the Alliance and I am seeking volunteers to become certified as Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman. The process for becoming a Certified Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman requires 36 hours of training provided at no cost at a time and location convenient to you. The training includes class work, self-study, and shadowing of an experienced Ombudsman in a facility. Upon completion of the training, an exam is given on the curriculum covered. On-going education sessions and support meetings are held regularly, volunteers are expected to attend as many as possible. Staff support is always available to assist volunteers with any issues they may encounter. After successfully becoming a Certified Long Term Care Ombudsman, a volunteer will be assigned to one or more facilities where they will visit 3-4 times regularly each month. In addition a volunteer may be asked to assist a staff Ombudsman by way of making a facility/resident visit and reporting back with findings or be asked to make additional visits to area facilities as needed. In order to facilitate open communication with nursing home residents, volunteers are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment to the program. We also have an extensive conflict of interest disclosure requirement which in part includes the following Having a financial interest in, employment, or business association with businesses dealing with long term care facilities monitored by the LTCO program; Having a family member in a long term care facility monitored by the LTCO program; Having direct involvement in the licensing or certification of a long term care facility monitored by the LTCO program: or Providing long term care services, including the provision of personnel for long term care facilities, or the operation which control access to or services for long term care facilities. Volunteers in our program experience the satisfaction of playing a significant part in a great effort to meet the deep needs of some of the frailest and most vulnerable people in our society. I encourage you to seriously consider joining our efforts to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for nursing home residents.
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024
Warwick, RI 02888
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
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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.
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.
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