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