Coastline’s Nursing Home Ombudsmen Program was recently featured on WBSM’s show “Townsquare Sunday.” Host Jim Phillips sat down with the program’s director, Annabella Dougherty, as well as Amy DiPietro, a volunteer with the program and the director of the Dartmouth Council on Aging.
The Nursing Home Ombudsmen Program matches community volunteers, called Ombudsmen, with nursing homes throughout the South Coast. The Ombudsman serves as a resident advocate and a friendly face, helping to ensure the quality of care, life and environment for people who live in nursing homes. Volunteers make regular visits with residents and listen to their concerns and, with their consent, can help them resolve issues. They do not provide direct care.
To learn more about the program or how you can get involved as a volunteer, call Coastline at 508-999-6400.