ombudsman complete training
Four members from the Cottonwood/Grangeville community received Idaho State Certification as Volunteer Ombudsman, October 27, 2008 at a breakfast celebration in Grangeville. They completed twenty-four hours of training in order to serve as an Ombudsman in the local area long-term care facilities.
The town of Grangeville was chosen as a third pilot project for North Central Idaho. The volunteer Ombudsmen are assigned to the three long-term care facilities; Grangeville Health and Rehab, Meadowlark I and II. The service includes bringing the community to the facilities as a friendly visitor. Other duties are to serve as an advocate for the residentsí rights and as an educator for the residents, families, staff, and community on the nature of residentsí rights.
The next city in the area to receive training will be Lewiston. Recruitment starts now. The free twenty-four in-service will begin in January 09. You can receive your training anywhere; you will be assigned to your local town. If you are interested please contact Barbara Glodowski at (208) 791-7262 or E-mail Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Ombudsmen who completed their training recently. Front Row from left are Sr. Chanelle Schuler and Barbara Glodowski.
Back from left are Ruth McQuinn, Betty Alm, Charlene Fenelon and Rob Groom.