At Braemar Presbyterian Care, the team practice Relationship Centred Care – meaning that friendship, care and respect are top priorities alongside physical care for all of their residents.
Quality care is unique to each resident and each individual set of circumstances. While some residents may need more advanced support – like Braemar’s specialised Memory Support Service –all residents are entitled to receive the very best of emotional and social support too.
Braemar’s volunteers provide a fresh perspective and influx of energy for the residents. The role of a great volunteer is varied and can change daily – sometimes it’s as simple as providing conversation and companionship and other times it can mean helping with planned events or social activities.
Volunteers work can be flexible to suit your availability and interests, so that you get just as much out of the experience as the residents do.
With all different levels of care needed, having different volunteers with their own unique stories and backgrounds can greatly enrich the lives of the residents at Braemar.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Braemar team and are highly valued by the residents and the other members of staff. Lasting friendships are formed here and the time spent with the residents is of mutual benefit to both residents and volunteers.
There are a number of reasons to volunteer, like gaining experience for a career in aged care or simply wanting to have fun, stay active, make new friends and contribute to your community by making a positive difference to someone’s life.
Volunteers are covered by volunteer insurance and don’t need a medical background as they’re not expected to provide personal care.
If you’d like to discuss volunteering at one of Braemar’s locations – you find all of the details at braemarcare.com.au or by calling 08 6279 3636