Feeding Friends

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ORGANIZATION: University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

Feeding Friends is an educational program aimed at training volunteers, personal caregivers and family members in ways of providing optimal assistance for UM Rehab & Ortho patients at mealtime.

For many people, eating is associated with family, friends, conversation, celebrating, caring, religious events and cultural tradition. Families and patients see meals as a time to provide nutrition, love and caring, as well as a time to socialize.

Due to many factors, patients may face at least one difficulty while eating related to swallowing, seating, eating assistance and amount of food eaten. We designed and implemented a comprehensive training program for our volunteers, personal caregivers and family members interested in assisting us during mealtime. Our program includes elements adapted from the Baycrest Eating Assistance Training Program and the Bridgepoint Mealtime Assistance Program.

What are the program’s goals?
  • To maintain mealtime
  • To encourage patient participation in
  • To promote family
  • To promote volunteer
  • To encourage the social and pleasurable aspects of

3 Shifts

  • morning / 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM
    Times are approximate; number of volunteers will vary per week based on patient needs.
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Times are approximate; number of volunteers will vary per week based on patient needs.
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Times are approximate; number of volunteers will vary per week based on patient needs.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

Location:

2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207, US

Mission Statement

Mission

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute delivers innovative, high-quality, and cost effective rehabilitation and surgical services to the community and region. We provide:

  • An interdisciplinary continuum of care including inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation and additional services as required.
  • A proactive environment for patient safety, implementing improvements as patient safety risks are identified.
  • A site for public and professional health care education and research.


Description

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (formerly Kernan Hospital), a committed provider of orthopaedic surgery and the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital and provider of rehabilitation services in the state of Maryland, has been serving the Baltimore community for over 100 years.



CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

2200 Kernan DriveBaltimore, MD 21207

(39.31384,-76.70793)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are asking for a minimum of one shift a week, preferably 3 shifts a week.
  • Volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination or titers for: flu, COVID, MMR, Varicella. Our onboarding process includes paperwork, health visit and orientation.

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