Volunteers needed to advocate for residents in local long-term care facilities

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is seeking volunteers for its new Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP).  The VOP wishes to place 1-2 volunteers in every nursing facility, residential care facility, and elder group home in Iowa.

 

Volunteer Ombudsmen are trained, certified volunteers that visit one local long-term care facility to advocate for residents’ rights.  This includes visiting with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve their concerns.  This unique and rewarding opportunity requires a minimum commitment of three hours per month for one year.

 

Read the full article in the June 11 edition of the News-Review.