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Volunteer Advocates Needed for Residents in Long-Term Care

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nteers Needed for Residents in Long-Term Care

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen.

As an Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected and helping residents with problems that they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer Ombudsmen dedicate four hours per week for one year. Visits must occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Ongoing support and training provided.

The next initial 3-day training will be:

March 9, 11 and 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


We ask that you also reserve March 23, 2015 as a back-up date should there be any weather related cancellations.

For more information, please call (703) 324-5861 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established in 1985 to advocate for persons receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care and serves the jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun through their Area Agencies on Aging.  As of July 1, 2013, for facilities in the Prince William jurisdiction, please call 703-792-7662, TTY 711.  Anyone can contact our program for information, whether they are from other states or other countries.

 

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