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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

  • 15 people are interested
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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
  • Document activities

Location to Apply:

https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1540876501

Please note, all volunteers must complete a screening process prior to joining the team which includes:

  • Placement Interview and Orientation
  • Volunteer Handbook Review
  • State of Iowa Background check
  • National Background check (if applicable)
  • Health Screening
    • Covid and Flu Vaccination Required
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Adults commit to a minimum of 6 months
  • Undergrad/Graduate students commit to a minimum of 2 semesters

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About UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Location:

700 East University Ave, 1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50316, US

Mission Statement

Improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Value Statement: Foster Unity Own The Moment Seize Opportunities Champion Excellence

Description

Volunteer Services for Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children's Hospital, John Stoddard Cancer Center, and Methodist West Hospital

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1200 Pleasant StreetDes Moines, IA 50309

(41.58907,-93.63358)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 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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