Ombudsman volunteers needed

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The South Central Tn Development Districtís 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 more than 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.

The program is having a two-day training event Sept. 26 and 27 (Tuesday and Wednesday) 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, Tn.

Those interested please contact our office at 931-379-2926 or e mail: amorrow@sctdd.org for more information.