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Volunteers needed to advocate for residents in long term care facilities

By ThisIsReno

Volunteers are needed for the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division’s (ADSD) Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Program designed to enhance the Elder Rights program. Volunteers will learn how to act as advocates and be a voice for resident’s in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, who cannot speak for themselves or who request assistance and advocacy. Volunteers will promote resident’s rights, empower residents and help resolve complaints. Volunteers will help to ensure that residents are treated with dignity and respect and have a good quality of life and care.

Volunteers will receive 12 hours of training in the classroom and in the field along with continuing support and supervision by Long Term Care Ombudsman staff. Volunteers must be 21 or older, have a sincere interest in working with Seniors, have strong communication skills, and be able to volunteer at least three hours a week.

The mission of Aging and Disability Services Division is to develop, coordinate and deliver a comprehensive support service system of essential services, which will allow Nevada’s elders and those with disabilities to lead independent meaningful and dignified lives.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact:
Southern Nevada:
Susan Levinsky, (702) 486-3516 or [email protected]
Northern Nevada:
Heather Korbulic, (775) 688-2964 ext. 260, or [email protected]

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