Relief (for caregivers)
Every family and/or care partner caring for a loved one with memory loss needs a few hrs p/week to themselves to re-energize and focus on them. As a GW Member, A volunteer will be matched with a family to provide relief for the caregiver once p/wk for 2 - 3hrs.
Relief Volunteers provide non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face for a person with memory loss so the caregiver has some time away.
Some activities volunteers enjoy while providing relief include:
❏ Conversing about the past and present
❏ Reading books or the daily newspaper
❏ Solving crossword puzzles
❏ Watching movies
❏ Playing board games or cards
Why the need for relief as a Caregiver?
❏ Gives caregivers some time to themselves, assured that the person they care for is comfortable and safe.
❏ Provides non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face.
❏ Reduces the overall cost of care.