HELP is a program that serves our older patients (70+) who are at risk of experiencing a delirium (sudden onset of confusion) and functional decline while in hospital.
With direction from the Elder Life Specialist, volunteers provide patients with engaging activities and ensure that patients are comfortable and oriented to their surroundings. As a HELP volunteer, you will assist with providing patients with four interventions activities.
HELP volunteers are required to participate in HELP volunteer training which includes:
After completing the training, volunteers are assigned one 3-4 hour shift per week.
Providing Reception duties at all sites.
Reception Desks: specifically needed in Emergency Reception
Surgical/ICU Patient Support/Reception
All inpatient floors assisting with meal delivery, visiting patients.
Assisting on all patient care floors with the Unit Helper; folding linens, delivering meal trays, feeding and running errands for staff.