The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our memory care home houses 12 residents with dementia or a neurocognitive disorder. Memory care homes are an alternative to an assisted living facility and allow residents to remain in a neighborhood setting in a home environment. We respect the individual routines of our residents and create activities that resonate with their life experiences. One resident may enjoy walking the neighborhood with our staff; another may like to sleep in, work in the garden, or help plan meals. Programs in this home setting are structured around the individuality of our residents and the relationships we build with them.
RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for volunteers who can assist us with providing activities. -- music, crafts, painting, reading books, etc. Be creative! We also welcome volunteers to bring pets, babies, & children to visit. Previous experience working with elders with dementia is a plus.