ICYE in the World
|Name:||Elderly Homes (Nursing homes)|
|Brief description and main aims|
At Danish nursing homes, live elderly people who cannot fully take care of themselves. Here trained personal and helpers take care of the residents, in order for them to have a good and worthy life, even though they are not able to cook, clean, bathe or in general take care of a household themselves.
The main activities at a nursing home are to help the residents cope with everyday life, and make sure they are not neglected in relation to food, personal hygiene and social activities.
At a nursing home the tasks of the volunteer is to hep with the everyday routines at the home. That means taking part in the personal hygiene of the residents; bathing, washing, combing their hair and getting them dressed. The volunteer will also take part in other activities at the home, such as choir/singing, playing cards, going for a walk or helping at meal times.
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
To work in a nursing home it is important that the volunteer:
Is aware, that personal hygiene and close contact with the residents are part of his/her tasks.
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
The volunteer will live with a host family that will provide board and lodge.
Please understand that we cannot give you more specific details in the work profile. ICYE Denmark cooperates with different nursing homes all over Denmark. If you are interested in working as a volunteer at a Danish project, please fill out the project priority list and let us know why you are motivated to work in a Danish nursing home. When a host family is found we will make arrangements with a nursing home in the nearby area. Two months before your arrival in Denmark we will be able to give you specific details about your project.
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