Rochester's Community Wishbook

May 2017 Wish of the Month

  Community Wishbook


The following agencies are looking for volunteer caregivers for older adults and for help with hospice carePlease click on the charity name for details, including additional information on how to contact them.

Caregivers for Older Adults

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)  (sighted guides, readers)
Bridges for Brain Injury  (human services/social work, psychology; music, art, speech, occupational, physical therapy) Caregiver Respite Program c/o Lifespan  (weekly visits to persons with memory loss to provide respite to their caregivers) Catholic Family Center (CFC)  (friendly callers & visitors; resettlement teams: help new residents) 
Dimitri House  (two volunteers stay overnight at the 7-bed men's emergency winter shelter) 
ElderONE  (one-on-one visits with seniors)
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities  (friendly visiting, entertainers, lecturers, transport residents, accompany on trips, etc.) Family Service Communities  (visit individual resident once a week, accompany residents on outings)
The Friendly Home  (accompany residents from their rooms to in-house church service, special event)
Hill Haven - Rochester General Long-Term Care  (friendly visits) 
Monroe Community Hospital  (visit residents, write letters, read, assist with meals, push wheelchairs to activities, etc.)
St. John's Home  (push wheelchairs, reminisce with elders, musicians, accompany outings, Bingo, gift shop, etc.)
St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference  (home visits) 
The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services  (internships for shelters) 
VA Medical Center  (companion therapy, visitation, feeding hospitalized veterans) 


Hospice Care

Advent House  (resident care)
Aurora House of Western Monroe County  (provide care for our residents) 
Benincasa, Inc.  (care-giving volunteers to provide care and support to our residents)
Isaiah House  (urgent need for caregivers & light housekeeping)
Journey Home, Inc.  (resident caregivers: meet the basic needs of our residents) 
Light Hill / Canandaigua Comfort Care Home  (provide care and support for residents and families) 
Mount Carmel House, Inc.  (patient care for terminally ill residents)
Serenity House  (assist with hands-on care of residents)
Shepherd Home  (hands-on caregivers)
 UR Medicine Home Care  (hospice volunteers) 
Webster Comfort Care Home  (resident care) 


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