Ombudsmen Certified; New Advocates for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

Pictured from left are Audrey Howard, Roxanne Winchell and Marie Knapp volunteers obtaining NY State Certification for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Three Madison County residents successfully completed New York State’s 36 hour Certification training course to become Long Term Care Ombudsmen.  The recently certified Ombudsmen are: Audrey Howard, Roxanne Winchell and Marie Knapp.

They will join other dedicated volunteer Ombudsmen who advocate for residents of Long Term Care facilities. Ombudsmen work to ensure the rights of residents and strive to improve the care and enhance the quality of the lives of all long term care residents.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is sponsored by RSVP of Madison County, a volunteer program whose mission is to match adults age 55 and over with meaningful volunteer work to address critical community needs.

To learn more about volunteering as a LTC advocate or how a LTC advocate may help you or someone you know, contact us at 684-3001 extension 115.

 

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