Knit or Crochet for Alzheimer's Patients

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Cadence Hospice

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At Cadence Hospice, we are looking for volunteers who can knit or crochet items for hospice patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's and/or Dementia. We would like to be able to offer hand-knitted and hand-crocheted items that would act as comfort items but also serve as an activity to divert them from other behaviors. Patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia may have outbursts, they may exhibit physical anxiety, they may exhibit repeated motions (picking at their skin, picking at their clothing, removing tissues from the tissue box, etc.), etc. Volunteer created items such as twiddle muffs, fidget sleeves, busy mats, etc. would contribute immensely to alleviating some of the agitation they may experience. We would also love to have someone knit or crochet blankets or shawls for patients for warmth and comfort. It can often be cold year round in a facility so the need is year round.

We are looking to collaborate with someone who is proficient and may have some ideas about what we can create for our patients.

Please respond to this opportunity for more information. We would love to talk with you and have the opportunity to utilize your skills, talents and generous volunteer time to provide comfort and dignity to patients. Thank you for considering hospice volunteering.

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About Cadence Hospice

Location:

500 S. Main St. STE 500, Orange, CA 92868, US

Mission Statement

At Cadence Hospice, we understand that this is a difficult time for family and friends. Our caring staff and volunteers endeavor to provide an atmosphere of love, caring, peace, and dignity to each individual we serve. We also want the patients and their families to have the opportunity to live the remainder of your life with respect, understanding and joy. Our volunteers have an opportunity to provide comfort care for the patient and/or families whether it be for 30 minutes to an hour during the patient visits. Our team strives to function with compassion and care in order to give the families and patients full support.

Description

As a volunteer with Cadence Hospice you can make a positive impact in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and their families. Volunteers are an integral part of our program and the care we provide; we are always looking for compassionate individuals to join our Volunteer Program/Team. As a volunteer you can donate your time, at a patient’s place of residence, in a variety of ways including companionship and caregiver relief. While volunteering your time with our patients you could just sit and be present, share stories, watch a movie, listen to music, read aloud the patient’s favorite book, and much more!

Your service is invaluable to patients, their caregivers and families, and for our Cadence Hospice staff. Free training is provided to get you prepared to go out into the field, and staff is available to support you on your journey volunteering. Don’t pass up this amazing opportunity! We look forward to hearing from you!

Arts & Culture
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Orange County AreaOrange, CA 92868

(33.78659,-117.8751)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible around your schedule and availability

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