Make a meaningful difference in the life of someone who is experiencing early to mid-stage memory impairment due to dementia, stroke or brain injury.
You’ll provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and engage the client in activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities. This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk or simply sharing coffee and conversation.
You’ll also be giving the family caregiver(s) a short break – a very important part of the support you’re providing.
Our training course is extremely thorough and includes suggested activities and strategies you can use to engage your client. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent active listener
- Compassionate and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Successful completion of the orientation and Memory Visiting Level 1
- Completion of Memory Visiting Level 2 can be completed at a later date
One orientation session, plus Memory Visiting Level 1 (half day).
Memory Visiting Level 2 (half day) can be completed at a later date.
Apply now to be included in the next sessions.
1-2 hours per week, long term matches are ideal
Volunteers will be provided with training on safety protocols and the use of PPE. All volunteers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask and follow all government-mandated protocols when visiting clients.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
- All Acclaim Health staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 289-838-4610 so we can ensure your equal participation.
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