The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Visit hospice patients at nursing homes or assisted living facilities throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Visits may involve:
Reading to the patient
Taking the patient for a walk
Providing hand massage (training provided)
Playing a game with a patient
Being a caring presence
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on comfort and quality of life for patients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. You will be strategically matched with patients close to your home, and schedule your visits directly with patients or caregivers. Visits typically last 30 minutes-1 hour per patient. You can see one patient or multiple patients at the same facility. For more information, please go to: http://www.fairview.org/HospiceVolunteer.