Volunteer Ombudsman Program

(2015) Volunteer Ombudsman Program. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)


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The Volunteer Ombudsman Program places volunteers in long-term care facilities across Iowa to assist the state’s team of Local Long- Term Care Ombudsmen carry out the duties of the Older Americans Act of 1965. The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman coordinates the Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP) to train and certify individuals who are interested in listening, empowering and serving as a voice for long-term care residents. Unlike facility volunteers, VOP volunteers do not assist residents with daily activities. Rather, they are responsible for making several unannounced visits to a specific facility each month to talk to residents and family members and identify concerns.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: aging, volunteer, nursing, home, Ombudsman, old, elder, long-term, advocacy, advocate, resident, tenant, facility,
Subjects: Education
Education > Education programs
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Volunteer Programs
ID Code: 21960
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 12:18
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21960