One on One Visits: Companionship with Residents


(33.433636,-112.0821)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 30, 2017 - Wed Jan 31, 2018

Where

1405 S. 7th AvePhoenix, AZ 85007

About

Purpose: To develop and maintain a one to one relationship with residents that may have limited abilities to engage in group activities or have limited family contact

Requirements:

  • Commitment to growing and developing a mutually rewarding interpersonal relationship over time
  • To meet the resident at their level and respect all physical and emotional space
  • To engage in activities that the resident enjoys- reading, puzzles, walks, etc.
  • To focus the interaction on the resident and their needs
  • Recognize and report any cognitive, behavior or physical changes noted during contact to your supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Sign in and out in the volunteer log every visit
  • Visit in open public areas (unless background cleared for visits in room)
  • Always be friendly, trustworthy, patient and a good listener
  • Limit visits so not to tire the resident
  • Visit at times the resident prefers
  • Do not accept any gifts, other than the gift of time, from the resident
  • Immediately report to supervisor any injury, fall or change in condition you see in a resident- assist with incident report as necessary

Time Commitment:

  • This position requires an ongoing relationship over weeks/months
  • Visits will typically be from 30-60 mins 1-2 times a week

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 minutes 1 to 2 times a week

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