Patient Care Volunteers Needed!! 1. Companionship: This could be the single most important service that the volunteer can provide to both the patient and family. The volunteer's visit provides an opportunity for social contact and a break from routine. When the patient or family member feels over-burdened and wants to talk about his or her feelings, the volunteer is trained to listen and to respond. 2. Some patients and family members need assistance in shopping or running errands. 3. Respite Care: Assist with the patient during a brief absence of the family member or primary caregiver. This allows the caregiver time for errands, a change of scenery, or a brief respite of some time alone. 4. Friendly Visits: The special needs of nursing facility patients are taken into account in the training and assignment of volunteers. Patients suffering from the acute stages of illness and living away from their homes, have different religious, social and recreational needs. Volunteers may read, visit, sing, and/or play music but especially provide the power of presence.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2 step TB Test
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