Hospital Elder Life Program - Physical activities with patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

One Clara Maass DriveOffice 209Belleville, NJ 07109


About

The Hospital Elder Life Program is a program that aims to provide extra attention and care to senior citizens admitted to the hospital.

Unique opportunity to assist patients with activities of daily living (range of motion exercises and ambulation). Training will be provided by an in-house physical therapist and nurse. Ideal opportunity for anybody interested in working hands on with patients in a hospital setting.

Program goals

  • Maintain physical and cognitive functioning throughout hospitalization
  • Improve the care of elderly patients

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

Clara Maass Medical Center was able to launch HELP through a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

Skills

  • Physical Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs/week for at least 6 months, Flexible hours
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