Just Two Hours a Week of Your Time Really Helps Those in Long-Term Care

By Cherrie Nutley, SWODA Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Supervisor — Ombudsman Volunteer training course will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the SWODA Building, 420 Sooner Drive in Burns Flat. The second day of training will be held at a later date. Ombudsman Volunteers are trained to be resident advocates in Long Term Care Facilities. Each Ombudsman agrees to spend at least two hours per week at his or her chosen facility. Training covers residents’ rights and how to make sure they are respected, how to recognize and work resident complaints, Long Term…

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