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ruth priceRuth Price

Lead Long-Term Care Regional Ombudsman
Area Agency on Aging

828.251.6622 (x122)
ruth@landofsky.org


Education

Music Therapy Intern, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Bachelor of Music Education in Music Therapy, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Music Education, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma

Professional Experience

  • Family Consultant, Project C.A.R.E., Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty
    Facilitator, REACH (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health)
  • Coordination of Caregiver Support Programs
  • Workshop Coordinator and Speaker
  • Consultant on Dementia Behavior Symptoms
  • Contributor for Federal Nursing Home Regulations
  • Member, Dementia Care Standards of Practice Task Force, The Alzheimer’s Association
    Author
  • Director of Activities in LTC

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Committee Service Award, Land-of-Sky Regional Council
  • Mountain Care's James H. Glenn Humanitarian Award
  • National Association of Activity Professionals, Distinguished Service Award

Responsibilities

  • Provides daily direction and supervision to other ombudsmen so that programmatic requirements and other responsibilities are met.
  • Provides continual evaluation of processes and procedures.
  • Advocate for Residents Rights for Individuals Living in Long-term Care (ltc) Settings
  • Consultant to Community Advisory Committee Members
  • Consultant to People Who Need Information about LTC
  • Coordinator and/or Provider of Elder Abuse Education

Representative Projects

  • Speaker at Resident Council Meetings on Resident Rights
  • Speaker at LTC Staff In-services on Resident Rights
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Annual Retreat
  • Quarterly CAC Orientations