Center offers program for advocates for the elderly
Those with a passion for connecting with individuals who reside in long-term care facilities are invited to attend a reception from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 12, held by the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) and the state Long Term Care Ombudsman program at 258 Genesee St., Utica.
“Nobody grows up saying they want to live in a nursing home or other types of long-term care facilities, but sometimes it is necessary. When this happens, residents often need someone to guide them through this transition and educate them on their rights residing in a nursing home,” the RCIL noted.
The Ombudsman Program provides advocates and resources for those who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and adult care facilities; working to investigate and resolve complaints on behalf of the residents.
RCIL and the state program are looking for volunteers to provide this presence in nursing homes throughout Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Otsego counties.
Attend the event to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Two to four hours per week “can have a big impact on the quality of life for others,” the RCIL stated.
For more information, call 315-797-4642 extension 1872.
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