Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Volunteer

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UnityPoint Health DesMoines

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The HELP program is a national program developed to prevent delirium and physical decline in hospitalized patients. Delirium is a significant contributor to longer hospital stays and a more difficult recovery.

HELP Volunteers will:

  • foster communication and orientation to the hospital
  • encourage and support staying active with bedside exercises
  • provide activities to provide mental stimulation, relaxation and enjoyment
  • assist with ordering and setting up meals; encourage proper nutrition and hydration
  • provide documentation of activities
A commitment of 4 hours per week (one shift) for 6 months is required. All applicants must complete an application and onboarding process. We welcome anyone interested in healthcare to apply. OR, just anyone interested in volunteering with geriatric patients.

To learn more, contact UnityPoint Health - IMMC Volunteer Services at 515-241-6414.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1200 Pleasant StreetDes Moines, IA 50309

(41.58922,-93.63358)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Comprehensive application and onboarding/training process must be completed.

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