Ombudsman volunteers are needed in Southwest Washington

Training is in October

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

Published:

 

Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers to help identify abuse and protect the rights of the elderly and people with disabilities living in long-term care facilities, according to a SWAAD online newsletter.

The agency will offer a training for volunteers, known as ombudsmen, Oct. 9-11 at its Vancouver office, 201 N.E. 73rd St., Suite 201. Vacancies for ombudsmen are available in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties. Ombudsmen pay regular visits to long-term care facilities. More than 6,000 people live in long-term care facilities in Southwest Washington.

For more information or to register, contact Staci Levison, regional long-term care ombudsman, at 360-992-4070 or levissm@dshs.wa.gov. Information and an application packet also are available at SWAAD.

More Like This