Free respite is provided regularly once-a-week or as needed for caregivers to give them a much needed break from the overwhelming, often frustrating tasks of constant caring. Respite allows them to keep doctor appointments, shop, attend club meetings or church, play cards, etc. which keeps them connected in their community and helps them maintain their own health. Volunteers do not do personal care or perform any medical duties. Training is provided.
Volunteers provide a safe environment and supervised companionship to the carereceivers. They insure safe mobility in the home, assist with clothing during toileting, offer pre-prepared snacks, drinks, etc. They provide support for caregivers to aleviate stress and depression and offer information about other community resources that might be of help to caregivers and carereceivers.
Benefits: Accident / Liability, Transportation Costs, Training
Other Information Requested of Volunteers: church affiliation if applicable
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18