Friendly Companion

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ORGANIZATION: National Church Residences

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Purpose: Friendly companions are visitors to patients who reside either at home or in a facility. You will spend time with hospice patients, engaging them in conversation, reading, watching TV, and generally serving as a friendly and calming presence. You will fill an important need for lonely patients or for caregivers who need a short respite

Location: Various locations Ross, Pike, Scioto and Jackson Counties

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides company and conversation to hospice patients
  • Is a trusted presence that puts caregivers and patients at ease
  • May perform small household tasks as requested

Time Commitment: Minimum of one day per month for at least 6 months.

Qualifications: Kind, empathetic, respectful, punctual, and safety conscious

Support: Training for this position will be provided.

Age Requirement: None

Dress Code: Casual

Volunteers are an integral part of our team and the service they provide helps us to continue to fulfill our mission. Thank you for answering the call to serve.

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About National Church Residences

Location:

2335 North Bank Dr., Columbus, OH 43220, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Originating from a Christian commitment of service, our mission is to provide high quality care, services and residential communities for all seniors. Our Vision: To advance better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. Our Promise: Excellence that transforms lives.

Description

In 1961, the Reverend John R. Glenn and four Ohio Presbyterian churches formed National Church Residences out of a Christian commitment to serve older adults' housing, social, and human needs. Today, our success stands on that spiritual foundation.

Bristol Village in Waverly, Ohio, was National Church Residences' first housing community, and has grown to meet a full range of lifestyle needs, including independent living in more than 400 individual homes, supportive services in an 82-unit apartment complex, a 25-unit assisted living facility, and skilled nursing care in a 50-unit convalescent center. In 2001, Bristol Gardens, a 12-unit Alzheimer's care retreat, was added to the campus.

The year 2011 marked our 50th anniversary since the purchase of our flagship community in 1961. For more than 50 years, National Church Residences has seen explosive growth and forged dramatic inroads for seniors and families in need of safe, affordable, comfortable housing.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Waverly, OH 45690

(39.12674,-82.98546)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of one day per month for at least 6 months
  • Health and safety screenings including TB test and Flu Shot

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