Why Volunteer in a nursing home?

 

Volunteering in a nursing home will allow you to work with a geriatric population. Common conditions seen in nursing homes include Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Osteoarthritis and end-stage COPD. Working with this population group involves mobility practice, lower limb strengthening, balance training, falls prevention as well as group exercises and individual treatment.

 

Who do I apply to?

 

You will need to apply to the manager/matron of the nursing home as if you were applying for a job.

 

Documents required?

 

The documentation required will differ from each nursing home. The main documents you will most likely need are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of qualification
  • References - number will vary depending on nursing home
  • Garda Clearance
  • Manual handling training - some nursing homes may provide this for you.

 

Resources:

 

http://www.physio-pedia.com/Working_in_Nursing_Homes_in_Ireland

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