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Speaker will tell of Ombudsman program

At a staff meeting Friday, Legacy Park employees will hear Cynthia Bailey speak about the Kansas Long Term Care Ombudsman program.

Bailey will speak on the role the Ombudsman program plays in the delivery of services to seniors. One of the services is the development of volunteers in communities to be the physical presence of the program in local nursing homes.

Legacy Park invites community members who might be interested in learning about the Ombudsman program to attend the 1 p.m. presentation.

An ombudsman helps long-term care residents obtain the highest quality of life, helps long-term care staff meet the needs and concerns of those who reside in their facility, and receives and investigates complaints with the goal of achieving an equitable solution.

Bailey’s presentation will cover the expectations for both the volunteers and the long-term care facility.

Legacy Park administrator David Scott encourages community members to attend and learn more about the program.

“People from Peabody or the surrounding area with an interest in our residents would be more than welcome to attend,” he said. “The presentation will take place in the activity room.”

There is no charge to attend and reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Legacy Park at (620) 983-2152.

Last modified Nov. 3, 2010

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