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Ombudsman volunteers needed

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

The South Central Tennessee Development District’s Long Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for rights of residents in nursing homes, assisted livings and homes for the aged in the South Central 13-county district.

“With over 60 long-term care facilities in this district, we certainly are in need of volunteers to visit residents and listen to them, monitor conditions, report issues to the district ombudsman on a monthly basis, educate staff, residents and visitors of the facility about the Ombudsman program, as well as helping residents with any problems or issues that may arise while living in a long-term care facility,” said Andrea Morrow, district ombudsman.

The program is having a two-day training Sept. 26 and 27 for persons interested in becoming a new Ombudsman volunteer. Applicants must pass a background check and attend this two-day training in order to be a part of this rewarding program. The training will be held at the South Central Tennessee Development District Office at 101 Sam Watkins Blvd., Mt. Pleasant.

Those interested, should call 931-379-2926 or email amorrow@sctdd.org for more information.