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Long-term Care Ombudsman Program volunteer training to start soon PDF Print E-mail
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The Area Agency on Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program serves the elderly population receiving long-term care. This includes residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care.

An Ombudsman visits residents; learns their needs, desires and problems; and advocates for the rights of these residents.

The agency covers seven counties: Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert. Volunteers are needed in each county to service this vulnerable population.

Training sessions will be starting soon to certify volunteers as Ombudsman Associates. Volunteers who pass a background check will receive free training and the support needed to be effective in this role. To register for this training, or for more information, please contact Heidi Pence, Volunteer Coordinator, by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 419-222-0563 or 1-800-653-7778.

 

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