Long Term Care Advocates needed

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is seeking Long Term Care Advocates for their Onondaga/Oswego County Ombudsman Program.  There are over 5,000 older adults currently living in long-term care facilities in Onondaga and Oswego Counties. Many of these frail adults do not have any family support and require advocates to assure they receive quality care and continue to be recognized as individuals.

The Onondaga/Oswego County Ombudsman Program is mandated by both the federal and state governments to provide advocacy to this frail population. Ombudsmen investigate, mediate and resolve issues pertaining to the elderly living in long-term care.

Those interested in helping the senior populations of Onondaga and Oswego Counties and who would like to make a difference in their  community by providing 2 to 4 hours of service per week, should call Toni Buckley, Onondaga Coordinator, at (315) 424-1810 ext 13, or Carolyn Schloss, Oswego Coordinator, (315) 350-9969, for an interview.

The Onondaga/Oswego County Ombudsman Program, sponsored by Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, provides the 36 hours of training and supervision. Upon successful completion of the Ombudsman Training program, volunteers are certified by the State of New York as a Long Term Care Ombudsman.
Training will be November 2011.

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