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: 9:30am-5pm, 6pm-7pm
Mandatory Orientation: TBD
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).
Requirements at Agency: Background check must be completed and turned in at Sign-up Night. Students will be required to fill out their Social Security number on the background check form.
An application link will be emailed to all students signing up for this site on Thursday, January 22nd. Students need to fill out the application by Friday, January 23rd. A follow-up email will then be sent out by the site contact.
A flu shot is REQUIRED for this site. Students must get a flu shot BEFORE whichever orientation they choose to attend. Flu shots are available at the student health clinic for $25 and they are also offered at the JHC for free.