CAREGIVER COMPANION & SUPPORT SERVICES
Coastline is seeking to provide support for people living with memory loss and their caregivers by expanding the community’s understanding of how memory loss affects the lives of people living with it and those who are caregivers as well. Companion Volunteers are needed to provide socialization and companionship to persons with memory loss, providing much needed time off for the caregiver.
INFORMATION FOR CAREGIVERS
Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss? Would your loved one benefit from companionship of a trained Companion?
- Companions can stay with your loved one in your home or take them out to a social event
- Companions undergo screening, CORI checks, receive REST training and ongoing supervision
- Family members are eligible to participate in Companion REST program
Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. Oftentimes, volunteers perform with the core intent of helping others, but did you know that volunteering can benefit your own health as well?
- Decrease the risk of depression
- Give a sense of purpose and teach valuable skills
- Help people stay physically and mentally active
- Reduce stress levels
- Help you live longer
- Help you meet others an develop new relationships
In addition you can boost your resume, explore career options, stay active during retirement, and sharpen your skills to re-enter the work world. Volunteers with this program will reimbursed for mileage for social outings.
GET IN TOUCH
For more information about the program or about becoming a Caregiver Companion, please contact Patricia Geggatt Midurski, RN, CDP, at 508-742-9116 or 774-510-0174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.