Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Do you have a few hours a month to give to the elderly in our community? Consider becoming a volunteer Resident Advocate at Orange City Area Health System’s Long Term Care Unit or Heritage House.
Volunteers are asked to visit residents three hours a month and attend quarterly committee meetings. During visits, volunteers assist residents to understand and exercise their rights. They also work as a team to find solutions to resident and/or family concerns. Beginner orientation and on-going education are provided.
People who live in long-term care facilities need to speak with compassionate and objective adults who care about their rights. You may be eligible to serve even if you have a relative who is a resident of Orange City Area Health System’s Long Term Care Unit or Heritage House.
For an application or more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Katie Mulford, Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 800-532-3213. Or visit www.state.ia.us/elderaffairs/advocacy/rac.html.
Become a volunteer today and see how you can make a difference with our senior citizens.