The Geriatrics unit at Santa Monica is proud to announce the launch of the Companion Care program â€“ a volunteer-driven program that provides older adults with individualized companionship while in the hospital. We are currently recruiting volunteers to serve as companions to provide therapeutic and sensory stimulation activities that include, but are not limited to: reading, playing games, assisting with feeding, and accompanying patients on walks with nursing staff. Your volunteerism contributes not only to patientsâ€™ experience in the hospital, but also to family members in need of respite. All volunteers must be age 18+.
Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week, between the hours of 7:00am-11:00pm. Shifts are 4 hours in length.
Tags: health, seniors
Contact Person: Pedro Jimenez Lau
Contact Email: PDJimenez@mednet.ucla.edu
Contact Phone Number: 310-351-2572
Organization: UCLA Geriatrics