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File #: 18-1411    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/6/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board: 1) Receive and file information provided by Patricia Charles-Heathers, Director, Health and Human Services Agency recognizing community volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to support the El Dorado County Wellness Center, Public Health Nursing and Older Adult programs; and 2) Approve and authorize the Board Members to sign proclamations to recognize these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Executed Proclamations-HHSA Volunteers
Related files: 18-0538, 18-0933, 18-0466, 18-0677, 18-0789, 18-1207, 18-1685, 18-1535, 18-1477, 18-1478, 18-1557, 18-1769, 18-1790, 18-1791
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Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board:
1) Receive and file information provided by Patricia Charles-Heathers, Director, Health and Human Services Agency recognizing community volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to support the El Dorado County Wellness Center, Public Health Nursing and Older Adult programs; and
2) Approve and authorize the Board Members to sign proclamations to recognize these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
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HHSA coordinates more than 600 volunteers who provide vital support to many Agency programs. Volunteer service in HHSA is provided across a wide spectrum of programs, and volunteers offer their assistance and skills by performing multiple services such as congregate and home delivered meal service to seniors, assisting at the Mental Health Wellness Center, checking on the welfare of seniors living alone, providing supervised visitation for families with children in protective custody, assisting with flu clinics, receiving complaints regarding long term care facilities, and providing entertainment for senior day care members. These volunteer services enhance existing services and make additional services available that otherwise may not be provided.

Some of the services these volunteers provide include:

El Dorado County Adult Outpatient Mental Health Clinic & Wellness Center. Volunteers at the Wellness Center assist staff with meal preparation, client interaction and support, along with client outings and client groups and may also assist clinicians with wellness check calls.

El Dorado County Public Health Services. Public Health utilizes volunteer registered nurses to assist the Immunization Program with vaccine administration at the County's annual flu clinics and other non-medical individuals to help with paperwork at these clinics.

El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are citizen advocates who visit residents in licensed long-term care facilities...

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