Special Steps Dementia Visiting
(Victorian Order of Nurses)
Opportunity Details: Special Steps Dementia Visiting
|Contact||Justine Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers & Visiting Programs, VON Perth Huron; Phone: 519-271-7991 * 519-291-5898; Fax: 519-271-7612; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Be a walking companion for someone living with dementia. Provide support, friendship during regularly scheduled walks.
The objective of the program is to provide mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship.
|More Info Link||https://von.ca/en/locations/perth-huron|
|Benefits||Develop skills for working with people with dementia
Contribute to your community
Provide respite support to caregivers
|Clients||Older adults or people living with disabilities who have been diagnosed with a type of dementia.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||Yes|
|Areas of Interest||Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Nature / Environment ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)|
|Location||Perth County - Stratford, St. Marys, Mitchell, Milverton, Listowel ONTARIO|
|Number of Positions||Perth County: 8 individual(s)
8 individual(s) needed in total.
Listowel, Milverton, Mitchell, Stratford
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Specific training on working with people with dementia|
|Additional Requirements||Vulnerable Sector Search|