NORMAN — The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serves residents in nursing homes, assisted living centers and residential care homes.
An Ombudsman helps to improve the quality of care and life for the residents. As a friendly visitor and advocate, the volunteer has many opportunities to be of service and enrich the lives of the residents.
Interested individuals must be willing to attend a two-day training in order to become a certified volunteer, spend a minimum of two hours per week in the facility for which they are assigned visiting and advocating for the residents. Additionally, volunteers must be able to attend a monthly meeting for on-going training and supervision.
The next two-day training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30-31 at Areawide Aging Agency, 4101 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 310, Oklahoma City, OK.
For more information or to RSVP for the upcoming training, contact Patricia Shidler, LTC Ombudsman Supervisor at 942-8500.
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