Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation & Senior Care Community
The Volunteer Companioning program is intended to assist the Pines of Sarasota Chaplain, Activities Department, and Social Service Department in caring for residents. Companions are asked to visit their resident once an week for up to an hour. The target group for companioning are those who have a higher level of need arising from loneliness, isolation, physical limitations, family or other personal problems, and basic human need to have someone to talk to and to feel that someone cares for them. Volunteer companions are trained and supervised to companion residents in whichever of the following are appropriate for and beneficial to the resident.
. "Roll and stroll," taking resident outside for fresh air, sunshine and chat
. General conversation
. Developing a bond with the resident so they can open up to the companion about whatever is troubling them
. Reading aloud to resident if they have vision limitations
About Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation & Senior Care Community
1501 N ORANGE AVE, SARASOTA, FL 34236, US
The mission of Pines of Sarasota, a not-for-profit organization, is to offer individuals a fulfilling life in a rehabilitation and senior care community that satisfies their health and lifestyle needs, all with the confidence of knowing they will always be secure, well-cared for and welcomed.
Our vision is to be a world-class leader in the care, nurturing and housing of people as they age. We seek to establish new standards and best practices in residential living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care; and to inspire and educate caregivers throughout the world in our effort to continously improve the physical and emotional health and well-being of older people.