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Citizens for Better Care
808 N. Michigan Ave.
Saginaw,MI,48602,United States


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Last Updated: 08.01.06
   
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Countries/States Served: MO
People Utilized or Employed: Geriatric Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work
Types of Students Allowed:
Nursing Students, Prenursing Students
Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
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Current Volunteer Opportunities (Unpaid Positions)
Office Assistant needed for More than 1 year
Opportunity Description: Assist staff by updating and maintaining information files, answering phones, mailing information to clients, and preparing materials for presentations. Training for specific projects provided. Hours will vary as needed.
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 15
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Citizens for Better Care is a non-profit advocacy agency for residents of nursing homes, adult foster care homes, assisted living programs and homes for the aged located in Michigan.
We are active in family council development; family support services; elder abuse prevention education; state and federal legislative and policy advocacy; quarterly newsletters and many publications; training of long term care professionals; and participation in consumer coalitions.
While each residents situation is unique, the following philosophy guides the CBC staff and volunteer programs, and must be followed in all cases: CBC encourages residents to voice their concerns to the appropriate nursing home authorities first. If that fails to solve the problem, CBC volunteers and staff members intervene. CBC keeps all interaction with residents and family members confidential on the residents behalf and only with their permission. CBC attempts to work through appropriate channels in the nursing home. Then, if necessary, CBC will help residents file formal complaints with government agencies and monitor their progress until the problem is resolved. Helping a resident get coffee that is hot or sheets that are clean may not change the world, but it does change the residents world. With your help, CBC will raise the overall quality of care for all of Michigans nursing home residents - todays and tomorrows.
Long term care discrimination against seniors and persons with disabilities; regulation and enforcement; Medicaid and Medicare; elder abuse; unregulated assisted living; resident advocacy and family councils; long term care options; health care professionals, social workers and discharge planners.
CBC provides help in planning for the care of frail, elderly and disabled adults in licensed long term care facilities.
CBC provides information about particular nursing homes, homes for the aged, and other long term care programs.
CBC provides information about laws, rules, and regulations that govern nursing homes and other long term care facilities and services.
CBC assists in resolving complaints about long term care facilities and services.
CBC initiates special projects, conducts research, and is actively concerned with legislation affecting the well being of the elderly and others who receive long term care and elder abuse.
CBC provides information to the general public through publications and a speakers bureau on topics related to long term care. These include choosing a nursing home, nursing home residents rights, Medicaid and Medicare benefits for long term care, long term care insurance.
CBC provides elder abuse prevention training to social workers, discharge planners, attorneys, nursing assistants and other health care and lay people who work in the field of long-term care.



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