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ORGANIZATION: EAC, Inc. Senior Respite Program

  • 324 people are interested

EAC Network In-Home Respite Services is a not-for-profit program whose mission is to support family caregivers in Nassau County. We are looking for caring adults (perfect for retirees) who will visit an older adult for a few hours each week, allowing the family member caring for that person to take a break. Your assignment will be simply to help ease the loneliness and enrich the life of the senior at home, who may be at risk for falls and/or may have some form of dementia. At the same time, you will likely enrich your own life through social connection and purposeful activities. You choose where you can travel and the hours you are available. You can visit for as few as 2 hours a week, up to a maximum of 6 hours. You will share activities such as walking, chair exercises, chatting, playing games or puzzles, listening to music. You will not provide personal care or perform household tasks. No driving required. No experience necessary - we will provide needed training. In addition to this opportunity, we are also looking for individuals who enjoy public speaking and individuals who are willing to represent the Respite program by attending local events and health fairs for seniors.

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About EAC, Inc. Senior Respite Program

Location:

50 Clinton Street, Suite 202, Hempstead, NY 11550, US

Mission Statement

To empower caregivers of the frail elderly with supportive in-home services. Senior Respite is dedicated to helping families care for an older adult at home.

Description

Respite is time-off for the caregiver, a period of relief from the day-in, day-out care of an elderly family member. Respite companions provide ongoing 2-6 hour, one day a week, visits.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

99 Quentin Roosevelt BlvdSuite 200Garden cityGarden city, NY 11530

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Public Relations

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-6 hours a week
  • Must be willing to wear face mask. Must be 18 years old and a high school graduate.

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