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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Volunteer ombudsmen sought to assist elderly, disabled


May 2, 2019

Whitman County is in need of people who can listen and speak up for those whose voices are fading or hard to hear. Volunteer ombudsmen help residents in adult family homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a better quality of life by listening to their concerns and watching out for their well-being.

There are 26 facilities in Whitman County providing care to elderly or disabled, but only one ombudsman; and that volunteer is cutting back.

“To say we could really use some volunteers there is an understatement,” stated Eastern Washington Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) D...

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