by Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor at City of Plano I just finished reading “Creating the Volun-Cheer Force: Rethinking the Way We Use Volunteers in Long-Term Care” by Paul Falkowski Ph.D. I first met Paul (virtually) when he interviewed me for the VolunCheerLeader Podcast. […]
I am thrilled to announce that “Volunteering in Long-Term Communities” volunteer training is now available online!
As promised, VolunCheerLeader.com will highlight great volunteer programs and promote the idea that volunteers, i.e., “super” volunteers can take on increased responsibilities to become a trained and meaningful support for professional care staff who are often stressed and overworked, with residents, patients who suffer from […]
As you know, VolunCheerLeader is on a quest to identify and highlight outstanding volunteer programs. My journey is taking to me many different places to include Auckland, New Zealand. Recently, while explaining my mission to someone they immediately piped up and said, “You have to […]
One of the first questions I get from owner/operators of nursing homes concerning volunteers is, “What about liability?” My response: “What about it?”
The history of volunteers and their role in nursing homes is of great interest to me at the moment. I’m writing about the evolution of the volunteer role in nursing homes before and after the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. There is no doubt […]
Delivering quality, “person-centered” care is a global need. People from around the world will gather here to collaborate, and to promote the “super” volunteer, the “credentialed” volunteer for nursing homes. Wherever there are nursing homes, whether in U.S. or the UK, there is a ever […]