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Caregiver Respite Visitor

Posted by on June 18th, 2015

Description

Whether caring for a loved one who has dementia or another medical condition, caregivers often hesitate or simply cannot leave their loved ones alone.  Our respite visitors visit the home once a week to provide a couple of hours of respite so the caregiver can freely get out to do whatever will re-energize them!  Volunteers do not provide medical care but are watchful eyes and ears to summon help if needed.  Depending on the health status of the client they may stay in and visit, play cards, go for a walk, do some shopping, have coffee or even take a trip to the bridge!

Details

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Length of Commitment: 1 year minimum
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week
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Minimum Age Required: 18
Training Required:
Training Provided: If needed
Skills Required: Conversational skills, good listener, friendly, trustworthy, compassionate, able to remain calm in an unexpected situation
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Location Details

Street: 1705 London Line
City: Sarnia
Postal Code: N7W 1B2
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Contact Person

Name: Sheryl Guest
Position: Client Care Coordinator
Email: sheryl.guest@von.ca
Website: voneriestclair.ca
Day Phone: 519-542-2310 X4267
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