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Hospital Elder Life Program Volunteer

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Hurley Medical Center

  • 19 people are interested

The volunteer role is an essential aspect of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) and provides a unique opportunity of direct patient care upon successfully completing the HELP training. (Hospital grade masks & face shields are required and provided for during hospital volunteering) - only visiting patients floors with NO COVID patients on them.

Objectives:

  • To visit elderly patients daily and provide assistance with orientation, therapeutic activities, exercise activities, feeding assistance and socialization.
  • To provide empathetic, sympathetic support and companionship for older hospitalized patients and families coping with acute illness and hospitalization.

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About Hurley Medical Center

Location:

One Hurley Plaza, Flint, MI 48503, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Hurley Medical Center is to ensure that we are always ready when someone faces a serious injury, complex illness, or high risk condition.

Description

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Hurley Medical Center is a comprehensive program of care designed to prevent delirium and functional decline.
This program provides targeted interventions including cognitive orientation, socialization, sleep enhancement strategies, exercise and mobilization, feeding assistance and preventing dehydration all through our trained volunteers.
HELP is a very unique opportunity in the hospital which allows our trainedHELP volunteers to go bedside and provide 'hands-on' care to our elderly patients.
*If you have an interest in volunteering your time to give extra care to support the well-being of elderly patients; please contact me at: rmahfou2@hurleymc.com

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

One Hurley PlazaFlint, MI 48503

(43.01455,-83.67207)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Physical Therapy
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum: one 4-hour shift per week for six months
  • Completion of Hurley Medical Center Volunteer Orientation & HELP Volunter Training

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