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Center for At Risk Elders
120 E. Market Street
Posted: June 15 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 50 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionBe a voice for the unheard!
The CARE Volunteer Advocates Program is a volunteer advocates program that trains and then matches volunteers to serve, on behalf of CARE, as the guardian for an incapacitated adult. In that role the volunteer maintains regular contact with the incapacitated adult, directs their health care, attends and participates in care plan conferences, and otherwise takes steps to ensure that the services being provided for the incapacitated adult by health care providers are appropriate and designed to maximize the incapacitated person's quality of life.
ResponsibilitiesMeet with ward for 10-15 hours per month at nursing home facility, group home or hospital settings.
Advocate on behalf of the unbefriended elder or incapacitated adult.
Monitor health care decision making on behalf of ward.
Attend care plan meetings as directed by facility
Requirements21 years of AGE
Experience with elders, individuals with disabilities, experience with long term care, medical, health care insurance, family dynamics, criminal justice, social work, lawyers.
SkillsRequired - Case Management, Elder Care, Adult Social Care
Preferred - Case Management, Elder Care, Elder Law, Adult Social Care