Volunteers needed for Williamson County long-term care program

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Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is actively recruiting for volunteers in the Williamson County area.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and homes for the aged in Williamson County and 12 additional counties in Middle Tennessee. The program is a partner agency with the United Way of Williamson County. 

Ombudsman staff consists of three full-time district ombudsmen, an ombudsman assistant and 35 trained volunteers. 

Trained, certified ombudsman volunteers pay regular visits to facilities and spend time with residents, monitor conditions, investigate complaints, educate regarding abuse and neglect and protect residents’ rights. The program offers mediation, complaint resolution and public education for residents and their families.

Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16-hour in-house training. The next training session will be held May 8 and 9 in Nashville. 

Those interested in assisting have until Monday, April 22 to contact the program by sending an email to crudolph@mchra.com or by calling 615-850-3918.

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