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SEW BUSY BLANKETS/FIDGET MATS - help hospice patients with dementia

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Homeland Hospice

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LET YOUR SEWING TALENTS HELP HOSPICE PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE!

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can have hands that are restless or fidgety. Have you ever noticed movements such as hand rubbing, twisting fingers, or picking at fabrics? Fidgety hands may be a way of expressing anxiety or frustration. It is important to find safe, hands-on activities to provide comfort and address the tactile stimulation needs. A Fidget Mat is a small blanket or quilt that may be the perfect item to soothe and calm while safely stimulating those busy hands.

What is a Fidget Mat?

A fidget quilt can also be called activity blankets, fidget mats, or busy quilts. It is a blanket or quilt that is small enough to fit easily on a senior's lap- think over-sized place mat. Sewn onto the fidget quilt are accents with a variety of textures and movable parts, such as zippers, buttons, pockets, key chains, different fabrics and more.

Homeland Hospice serves patients in 14 counties in South Central PA. Long distance support is most certainly welcomed, if blankets can be mailed to the hospice office.

For instructions on how to participate in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Laurie Murry, Volunteer Coordinator.

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About Homeland Hospice

Location:

2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110, US

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality of care to patients and families during the terminal stages of life.

Description

Homeland Hospice utilizes a team approach to provide care to patients with a life limiting illness. We encourage patients and their families to live each day as fully as possible. Our focus is symptom management and quality of life. We believe everyone has the right to die with dignity. The team includes: physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, aides, volunteers, complementary therapists; with the patient and family always at the center of focus.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexible! Share whatever time that you have!

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