Training for volunteers to become certified long-term care ombudsmen begins April 9 in the Bend area.
The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a state agency that protects the rights, safety and dignity of residents of nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult foster homes, according to the agency. Volunteers are trained to educate, investigate, advocate on behalf of residents.
Six volunteers are needed in Deschutes County. Applications are due March 22.
To apply for the program, contact Gretchen Jordan at 800-522-2602, or visit www.oregon.gov/LTCO to download an application.
— From staff reports