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Dementia Care Volunteer

Albany Health Campus
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This program will be starting in September. The role of the volunteer includes:

Sitting with a patient on a one to one basis. Talking to the patient about current events and surroundings. Assisting with making the patient comfortable to support their sleep and rest - this may include adjusting pillows or providing warm drinks or a hand or foot massage. Making sure the patient is wearing their glasses and hearing aides and checking that these are clean and working properly. Assisting the patient with eating and drinking and when needed regularly offering fluids to drink. Assisting the patient with completion of their menus. Accompanying the patient with walking as advised by the nurses or physiotherapist. Supporting the patient with activities they enjoy such as reading to them, playing cards etc.