Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
“Ensuring the Dignity, Rights and Well-Being of Individuals Living in Long-Term Care Today and Tomorrow”
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JULY 15, 2013 ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN THE HERALD.
WHAT WE DO
The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program promotes the interests, well-being and rights of vulnerable adults living in long term care facilities. We are part of the Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman program, a federally mandated program created by the Older Americans Act (see program video).
Staff and certified volunteer ombudsmen advocate for vulnerable adults living in:
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Adult Family Homes
Ombudsmen work with residents, their families and staff to achieve high quality and compassionate care. We receive, investigate and resolve complaints on quality of life and care issues. We also provide information, consultations and presentations to residents, their families, staff, and the public.
For information on the WA State LTC Ombudsman Program, Resident Rights and Advocacy, visit: www.waombudsman.org
For Information on Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes in Snohomish County and Washington State, visit:
VOLUNTEER: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Volunteers come from all walks of life, various age groups and educational levels. The common thread is a passion for older adults and persons with disabilities.
WHAT IS THE COMMITTMENT INVOLVED?
Four full days of initial training
- Four hours per week of service
- Monthly volunteer meetings
- Monthly reporting
For assistance or additional information, please call 425-388-7393 or 1-800-560-0552.
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