|Long-term Care Ombudsman Program volunteer training to start soon|
|Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:26 AM|
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.