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Mealtime Companion (Age Concern)
Location Coleraine area
Description Help prepare patients for their mealtime and provide companionship during meals. - Visit flats to remind tenants that it is mealtime - Accompany tenants to the communal café or join tenants in their flat for meals to provide company - Help tenants prepare for mealtimes - hand washing/positioning/ dentures/spectacle care/hearing aid. - Provide tenants with support to eat independently e.g. cutting up food, opening packets and lids, ensuring food is within reach and ccessible. (No feeding is undertaken by volunteers – this can only be done by qualified carers.) - Encourage tenants to eat their meals to ensure their nutritional needs are met - To ensure patients dignity and independence is promoted at all times. Volunteer roles will have regulated times mainly lunch time and at dinner time ( Mon – Sun). Times will be confirmed. All volunteers will have to meet with Age Concern Causeway as part of our recruitment process. If they are suitable they will undertake a training and induction programme as delivered by the NHSCT and Age Concern Causeway. Travel and expenses will be paid by Age Concern Causeway. ACCESS NI Checks are essential. This is a partnership project with the NHSCT and volunteers will be supervised by the Brook’s care staff when on site and will be supported and managed by Age Concern Causeway. Age: 18+
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