Hospital Elder Life Program:
Recipient of the 2017 Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence
The Hospital Elder Life Program is a program that aims to provide extra attention and care to senior citizens admitted to the hospital.
- Maintain physical and cognitive functioning throughout hospitalization
- Maximize independence at discharge
What can I gain as a volunteer?
- Experience working with older adults
- Interest and experience in the field of healthcare
- Confidence working with patients
- Satisfaction in knowing you helped improve the hospital stay of older adults by providing companionship, stimulation, orientation, and therapeutic activities
Wheter it's reading the newspaper together, engaging in conversation, providing company during a meal or taking walks, volunteers can make a significant impact in the mental, social and physical health of elderly patients.
Volunteer application: http://www.barnabashealth.org/Clara-Maass-Medical-Center/Volunteer.aspx download Adult Volunteer Application
Clara Maass Medical Center was able to launch HELP through a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
- Physical Therapy
- Patient Care
- Elder care
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum of one 4-hour shift per week for 6 months/
- 1 hour of physical therapy/speech therapy training. 16 hours of shadowing/training by coordinator.