Be an advocate for residents in long term care facilities including skilled nursing facilities, group homes and assisted living facilities. The State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division’s Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman program was created to enhance the Long Term Care Ombudsman program goals in assuring rights and well-being of individuals over the age of 60 years living in long term care facilities. The program uses volunteers to empower and advocate for residents.
General Requirements for Long Term Ombudsman Volunteers:
In addition to the general requirements for all ADSD Volunteers, Volunteer Advocates in the Ombudsman program must:
- Participate in a formal interview/selection process
- Complete the 12 hour Volunteer Ombudsman training program
- Commitment to a minimum of 4 hours per week of volunteer service
- Commitment to one year of service
- Acceptance and adherence to the LTCOP Code of Ethics and Standards
- Ability to provide thorough documentation in regards to Routine Visits, Program Activities, and Case documentation
Before applying to be a Volunteer Advocate with the Long Term Ombudsman Program, please read the full Volunteer Position Description by clicking here.
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