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Volunteers are needed to serve as Long-Term Care Ombudsmen in Kitsap County, helping to ensure the dignity, rights and well-being of individuals residing in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen are trained, certified and authorized by the Washington State Ombudsman Program to advocate for residents in long-term care facilities.

Ombudsmen are needed to assist residents and their families in achieving the highest level of quality of life and quality of care, which is a right guaranteed to residents by law.

Free training and certification are provided through the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Learn about the program at or scan the QR code in the image.

For more information on Kitsap County's Ombudsmen program, Dana Gargus, Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 360-337-5714, 1-800-562-6418 or

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