James Barnes Speaker at Red Cross Ombudsman Training Program
On Friday, April 25th James Barnes was a speaker at the Red Cross Ombudsman Training program. Long Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities. They work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care. While most residents receive good care in long term care facilities, far too many are neglected, and unfortunate incidents of psychological, physical and other kinds of abuse do occur. Thousands of trained volunteer Ombudsmen regularly visit long term care facilities, monitor conditions and care, and provide a voice for those unable to speak for themselves.