Nurses seek volunteers to assist patients
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking mature, compassionate adults from Wilton to serve as Samaritan volunteers.
Samaritan volunteers help homebound patients with transportation needs such as driving to doctors’ appointments, running errands or picking up groceries and medical supplies. They use their own vehicles to help support patients and their family members/caregivers and provide them with greater independence and improved quality of life.
Those who are interested may register to participate in a two-session training course, which runs for a total of six hours, and is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30, from 10 until 1 each day.
The training sessions will be held at the nursing agency’s offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at i.Park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) in Norwalk.
In the training course, volunteers will learn about the agency and its policies, safety issues, different types of diseases and how best to accommodate patients within the scope of the program. Volunteers are provided with ongoing support and supervision by the agency’s volunteer coordinator.
For information or to register, call 203-834-6341, ext. 316.