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 growing need for highly trained, highly committed, compassionate, passionate volunteers serving older adults in nursing homes. For the foreseeable future, severe staffing shortages will jeopardize the ability of nursing homes to provide quality care. But, there are people in our communities who care about the living conditions older adults are facing. They care very much. They have the capacity to learn new skills. They possess a strong passion for older adults and they are willing to be trained and serve along side professional staff, not to replace them, but to become an integral part of the team. They do this as a way to give back to their community while satisfying a deep desire to serve.
VolunCheerLeader will spotlight people and organizations who share this same zeal and are already engaged in expanding the role of volunteers in nursing homes. VolunCheerLeader will present best practices, current research and guest bloggers. It is exciting to see people in long-term care communities coming to see what I believe is an ever increasing critical component in the delivery of long-term care.
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