Brain Buddy (Creative/Activities with Memory Loss Clients)


(33.832214,-118.3871)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Throughout the Beach CitiesRedondo Beach, CA 90277


About

  • Beach Cities Health District is a public agency formed in 1955 by the voters of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach to provide health care services in the community.
  • Brain Buddy volunteers engage older and/ or disabled adults with memory loss in structured activities to provide socialization and engagement. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and then matched with appropriate participants on the basis of need and compatibility.

Duties:

  • Will be matched with a client and conduct weekly to biweekly visits in the client’s home to assist in structured activities, such as art, music, or games.
  • Create an individualized activity plan based on client’s abilities and interests.
  • Attend a case conference once every month to share any issues, concerns, etc. the client is facing.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Empathetic and understanding of the needs of older adults and/or disabled adults experiencing memory loss or dementia.
  • Complete the training program
  • Ability to attend once-monthly case conference
  • Communicate any information regarding client with their Care Manager
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • 1-year commitment

Application Process:

All potential candidates are asked to complete the following application process to see if this position is an appropriate fit:

  • Fill out application online at www.bchd.org/volunteer
  • Participate in simple intake process conducted by Volunteer Services
  • Interview with supervisor

Skills

  • History
  • Elder care
  • Music Therapy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-1.5 hrs/wk plus 1.5 hr training meeting/mo
  • TB Test

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