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Volunteers sought to advocate for nursing home residents

June 5, 2019 
 

AIM is seeking volunteers for its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which serves Steuben and Allegany counties. 

Ombudsmen are advocates for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult care homes.

Volunteer ombudsmen visit long-term care facilities, build relationships with residents, and give them a voice. The volunteers help people understand their rights; address issues that could impact health, safety and quality of life; and investigate complaints.

A state certification training will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 18, July 19, July 22, July 23 and July 24 at the Corning AIM office.

After completing training, volunteers can expect to spend about two hours per week on visits. Mileage is reimbursed. 

For more information, contact Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Coordinator Taryn Roloson at troloson@aimcil.com or 962-8225, ext. 112.