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Senior Project Presentation

Senior Home Volunteer
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on 7 November 2013

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Nina Heur Senior Home Volunteer Intro Questions? How many of you...
-have elderly parents?
-have to care for them? Volunteering at a senior home to better understand the difficulties seniors are faced with. Product Reflection Mentor Inspiration Prior Knowledge Mom
Dad I knew…
the elderly would have decreased functions Steps Research possible senior homes
Apply for volunteer
Find a mentor 1 3 Commit to volunteering

Observe residents Take note of their difficulties in hearing, seeing, etc.

Plan methods to better communicate with & help the elderly

Try them with parents 2 *Highs:
Seniors: really nice!
Learned new things


*Lows:
Communication: spoke too quiet & fast
Hard to get out of comfort zone
Passing away (Treasure your loved ones!) Pictures Bibliography Role:
Give advice on interacting w/ the elderly
Direct me to special events
Very helpful

-Will continue to be in contact with Paper Thesis:
In-home care is the best choice for the elderly, because it is the cheapest, gives a sense of belonging, and allows more freedom. Reason for topic choice:
*Explore diff. elderly care options
*Parents Facts:
Loneliness in senior homes
More time to be w/ loved ones at home
Flexible/personalized care schedule
Caregiver burnout Research Process:
Difficult finding sources Conclusion What would I do differently?
-interact more closely w/ the residents

Usage of new knowledge:
-Make relationships between generations better

Highlights: remembered me;
seeing seniors happy
Personal Growth:
-Learned to control emotions
-Gained patience
-Reflect on actions more Connection between paper & product:
Understanding the needs of the elderly
Best option *Recreation Staffs
*Mentor: Jackie Special Thanks Works Cited

"Advantages and Disadvantages of Nursing Home Care for the Elderly." Sun
Advocate. Sun Advocate, 10 Apr. 2008. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.

"Why And When To Use Home Care For Seniors." Senior Living.org. SeniorLiving, 14
June 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.

Clemmitt, Marcia. "Caring for the Elderly." CQ Researcher Online. CQ Press, 13 Oct.
2006. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.

Saenger, Michael. "Recognizing Caregiver Burnout." WebMD. WebMD, LLC., 04 June
2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2013.

Visiting Angels. Life Care: Navigation & Homecare. Burnsville: Visiting Angels, n.d.
Print.

Works Consulted

Cooper, Mary H. "Caring For the Elderly." CQ Researcher Online. CQ Press, 20 Feb.
1998. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.

Judy, Debra. "Benefits of In-Home Senior Care." Tender Hearts Senior Care. Tender
Hearts Senior Care, 21 Mar. 2011. Web. 5 Mar. 2013.
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