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Making Sensory/"Busy" Blankets for Dementia Patients!

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Compassus Hospice - Western Ohio

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Looking for a hands on way to create and share your sewing time and gifts with hospice patients?

We are looking for volunteers to create and sew "Busy blankets"/Fidget Blankets/Sensory Mats for our hospice patients living with Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia.

What is a "Fidget Blanket/Sensory Mat"? These activity mats are designed to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other cognitive challenges, while providing a better quality of LIFE.

L - Lift spirits and entertain users while relieving caregivers.

I - Interest users in items on the mat. This stimulates senses and reinforces memory.

F - Focus user’s attention during therapy or conversation with a caregiver. Helps visitors and staff find topics of conversation with users.

E - Exercise hands and fingers.

Instructions for making will be sent to interested volunteers for use and reference. We use these on an on-going basis so there is no timeline of deadline required. If interested, please contact the local office for more information.

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About Compassus Hospice - Western Ohio

Location:

4434 Carver Woods Drive, Suite 115, Blue Ash, OH 45242, US

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide compassionate, individualized end of life service to patients and families.

Description

Compassus Hospice - Western Ohio serves Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and surrounding communities providing end of life care.

At the heart of hospice is the belief that everyone has the right to dignity and freedom from pain at the end of life.

That's why Compassus creates personalized care plans, giving patients the specific care they need and deserve.

Hospice is a service brought to the patient wherever they live. We focus on reducing physical and emotional suffering during the final stages of illness, and increases the quality of life for patients, their families and loved ones.

Volunteers typically travel 5-20 miles from their home or work addresses to visits patients 2-4X a month.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cincinnati, Dayton, or Columbus, OHCincinnati, OH 45242

(39.23643,-84.36472)
 

SKILLS

  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • As many hours as available!
  • No materials or compensation for items provided by Compassus.

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