Through your work in the geriatric field, chances are you've met a few seniors who stay physically, socially and mentally active by volunteering in the community. The Salute to Senior Service® Contest is your chance to recognize seniors who set an inspiring example for people of all ages. Nominees have a chance to win up to $5,500 for their favorite volunteer organization.
A senior's overall well-being depends on a host of physical, emotional, mental and social factors. For many seniors, volunteering has proven to positively impact a broad of range of those factors. There are ways even frail and isolated seniors can get involved with a little help.
VolunteerMatch.org is an online resource that connects volunteers with service opportunities in their area. Share this resource with seniors and their families to help them find a way to put their passion to work!
Owners, health care professionals and Home Instead Senior Care clients discuss the important role that Home Instead has played in the lives of patients coming home from the hospital. Making sure they take their medicines, get to the doctors and eat correctly, and assistance with their discharge instructions will make a difference in the patient being successful at home or returning to the hospital.
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at www.heartofacaregiver.com.
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises providing more than 50 million hours annually of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico and China. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services - assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping - which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® Program to work with seniors who live with these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of aging adults and their families.