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Granbury: Fidget Blanket / Sensory Pad for Hospice Patients w/ Alzheimer's

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Envoy Hospice - Fort Worth

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Caregivers often have difficulty finding activities for people with dementia, and many games for Alzheimer's patients become ineffective as the disease progresses into the late stages. It is common for these patients to have restless hands, particularly if they had been accustomed to performing manual activities, such as knitting, typing or playing a musical instrument prior to the onset of Alzheimer's.

These provide an engaging, entertaining way to occupy the hands. Within each there can be things like a soft ball for squeezing and the outer is ideal tactile stimulation. Trims, such as buttons, ribbons and beads, offer additional engagement while a small bag filled with crinkle-paper offers a soft and soothing sound. Blankets also helps keep the patient’s hands warm, making it perfect in outdoor activities for Alzheimer’s patients.

A sensory pad is a lap-size mini quilt that provides sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless hands of someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. They are covered with embellishments and trimming. Zippers, string, pockets, snaps, buttons, and other accoutrements that invite touch are common, as are fabrics with textures ranging from silky to fuzzy. See example here but there are many more if you do a Google search: How to Make Sensory Blankets for Dementia Care (goldencarers.com)

If you would like to donate your sewing gift to our Patients, we truly would appreciate you! Volunteers are the Angels of Hospice! These matter and will make a difference in the lives of our Patients more than you know. Please contact me with more information.

Bethany Harrell
bethanyharrell@envoyhospice.com

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About Envoy Hospice - Fort Worth

Location:

1412 West Magnolia, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76104, US

Mission Statement

Envoy Hospice is a Local hospice founded by experienced nurses and healthcare professionals who have a long and intense love and passion for patients who find themselves needing hospice and palliative care. We believe that every person is their own distinct individual with their own needs and desires. Envoy expresses this thru the highest level of professionalism, availability and collaboration with patients, families, physicians and the hospice team members. Envoy’s dedication to compassion and quality is the driving force to assist people during this time.

Description

Hospice Volunteer opportunities

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

801 Calinco DrGranbury, TX 76048

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • You can spend as little or as much time with these as needed! If you'd only like to make 1 donation, that is very valuable to our Patients! A lot of littles equal a lot of lots!
  • To keep socially distance and safe with the surge in Covid cases, we can meet at a centralized location in Granbury or I can do a porch pick up from you. Thank you!

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