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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Volunteer

Last date was Monday, December 31st, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm (CT)
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Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers carry out the daily interactions and recommended activities for patients in the HELP program. To volunteer for the HELP program at UnityPoint Health, you must meet volunteer requirements, undergo special training and commit to 4 hours per week for a 6-month time period. HELP volunteers experience the personal satisfaction of helping, listening and empowering elder patients.

About Older Patients: Hospitalized elder patients may become confused and have trouble thinking clearly because of their illness and the stress of being in the hospital. A sudden and temporary change in the way a person thinks is called delirium. Some older adults who have been hospitalized have been found to develop delirium, which of ten results in longer hospital stays and a more difficult recovery. There is also a risk of patients having physical decline due to inactivity and increased amount of time in bed.

What is HELP? The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) was developed by health care experts at Yale University to prevent delirium and physical decline in hospitalized older adults. The Hospital Elder Life Program at UnityPoint Health works with nurses, doctors and other health care professionals.

HELP Services Volunteers May Perform: • Daily visits to foster communication and orientation to the hospital • Encouragement and support to stay active with bedside exercises • Activities to provide mental stimulation, relaxation and enjoyment • Assistance with ordering and setting up meals •Encouragement of proper nutrition and hydration during the hospital stay

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https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/college-student-volunteer.aspx
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Location: 1200 Pleasant t, Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, IA 50309

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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over
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HELP Volunteer9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Overview: UnityPoint Health® needs volunteers who are caring, respectful and dedicated to elder patients. Volunteers...Over