City of Alexandria, VA
City of Alexandria Seeks Volunteers for
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking persons who are diplomatic, assertive, and good communicators to serve as volunteer ombudsmen. Volunteers are assigned to a specific local nursing home or assisted-living facility in the City of Alexandria and make weekly visits, meeting one-on-one with residents. Using the skills of listening, observing and mediating, the ombudsman will work with the residents, their families and facility staff to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected. The ombudsman empowers residents and their families to speak up on their own behalf and to address problems within the facility that they cannot resolve alone.
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a public service, funded in part by the City of Alexandria’s Area Agency on Aging. It was established to investigate complaints made about community-based, long-term care services. For further information and to obtain an application, call 703.324.5422, TTY 703.449.1186, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.
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