Address: 1414 N. Prospect Avenue
Transportation: By Bus: Take the #30 bus towards Downer. From Curtis Street, walk to 1440 N. Prospect.
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 18 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 7 minutes
Days and Times of Service: Monday-Sunday 7:00am- 6:30pm
Mandatory Orientation: (choose 1) Friday, February 1 from 10:00am-11:30am; Monday, February 4 from 4:00pm-5:30pm; Wednesday, February 6 from 4:00pm-5:30 pm; Thursday, February 7 from 10:00am-11:30am
Description of Agency/Activities: At the Jewish Home and Care Center, residents are in the center of a circle of caring that includes family and friends, physicians and medical professionals, and the professional caregivers of the Home. Residents and their family members are invited to take an active role in the residents' care plans, and family meetings are scheduled on a regular basis that includes the residents. Unlike a hospital or acute-care setting, staff at the Jewish Home has a unique opportunity to form long-term relationships with individual residents.
Students Role at Agency: Students help socialize with the recreational and social activities including in-house transportation, talk one-on-one with individual residents, do a one-on-one activity with residents or a small group activity (two students with two residents).
Commitment/Requirements at Agency: A volunteer application, background check, TB test and mandatory orientation.