For Immediate ReleaseOctober 30, 2017
November 14 meeting for volunteers to help residents in assisted living
San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to advocate for quality of life and quality of care for residents in nursing homes and assisted living residences.
Volunteers, an important part of the ombudsman program, are asked to make at a time commitment of one year, donate a minimum of 10 hours each month, and attend staff and volunteer meetings every other month. After an orientation session, volunteers would complete a 36-hour certification training program that begins in January 2018.
The certification training provides information on the long-term care setting, the aging process, resident rights, complaint investigation and resolution, community resources, and other related topics on the elderly. It also helps participants to understand the role of the ombudsman as resident advocate.
The Marin County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a service of Marin HHS’ Aging and Adult Services. Volunteers are supported by ombudsman staff members who are authorized by state and federal laws to have a presence in nursing homes and assisted living residences to advocate for quality of life and quality of care for their residents.
For more information and to RSVP for the presentation, call the program office at 415-473-7446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held at accessible sites. If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in alternative formats – or if you require accommodation to participate in a county program, service or activity – please contact department staff at (415) 473-7331 or (415) 473-4381 (voice/TTY) or e-mail email@example.com.
Joan GlassheimSupport Service WorkerHealth and Human Services
10 N. San Pedro Rd.San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7446Email: Joan GlassheimMarin HHS website