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Quality Assistance for Patients


Sourcing Complexities of the Patient Care System

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Quality Care At Your Fingertips

It's very important for every person to have access to the information they need to make the most informed patient care decisions. Many sources of information on patient care quality are available to the public, but patients may not always know where to find the information they need. At the WBT© Foundation, we want our patients to have access to reliable information about patient care, knowing that we are committed to providing clear information about our accreditation, quality initiatives, recognitions and quality measures. By offering their valuable time, our Caregiver Volunteers provide support, encouragement and a fresh perspective to patients, visitors and the hospital staff. And in return, volunteers become part of our family.

As a WBT© Foundation Caregiver Volunteer, we know that helping someone with a disability isn't easy. It can impact your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Many factors go into the overall care and experience of a patient during a visit to a hospital, urgent care facility or medical professionals office. Patients are encouraged to consider all the sources of information on pateitn-care quality available to them, so they can make the most educated decisions when it comes to their health.

What Is the Definition of a Caregiver?

A caregiver is someone who provides unpaid care for an adult relative, a friend, or spouse who is elderly or has a disability with no means of providing for themselves. In 2019, about 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. provided an estimated 37 billion hours of care. The estimated value of their unpaid service was approximately $470 billion.

Caregiver Volunteers spend an average of 18 hours per week providing care to a family member; 60% caring while employed full or part time, and 22% providing 21+ hours per week while working a job. The primary purpose of a WBT© Foundation Caregiver Volunteer is to assist patients and families who are unable to help themselves; specializing in services that add to the comfort, care and happiness of every patient and their families.

So, how do we help Caregiver Volunteers during such a time? By providing patient care funding and resources to help with necessary equipment, such as oxygen, BP monitoring systems, purchase necessary home, as well as community-based services and supports.

Helping Patients find the resources they need and more.

Providing care for an aging loved one or a person with disabilities or who cannot fend for themselves is challenging but also rewarding. WBT© Foundation Caregiver Volunteers have the chance to ensure quality of life to be the best it can be by assisting with activities of daily living. Most of all, by working with the WBT© Foundation as a Caregiver Volunteer, we help take on the responsibility by giving you all the necessary tools to succeed; a benefit of knowing that family members receive attentive, personal care delivered with love and affection.

Did you know?

59% of all caregivers experience strain on their quality of life; including emotional stress, financial hardship and stress at work. We want to take the relief of this stress by providing the best solutions possible for you and your loved ones. Despite all of the challenges caregivers face around the globe they have largely altruistic intentions for doing what they do best. Statistics show that 90% are interested in the patients quality of life. 78% want to aid in healthier recovery, and 71% feel it is a personal obligation.

62%

Ages 50-64
vs. 48% on non-caregivers

51%

In the Labor Force

25%

Employed Full Time

10%

Unemployed Looking for Work


 

Navigating the patient care System UpClose and Personal Can Be Overwhelming.

The WBT© Foundation is there to help. Our team will guide you through the process from start to finish, including:

  • Verifying the patient’s medical coverage
  • Making sure the patient meets Medicare and insurance requirements
  • Working directly with patients who do not already have an account
  • Getting the necessary forms completed and submitted for patient care funding
  • Communicating with healthcare teams and insurers on your patients behalf

Volunteer Eligibility


Caregiver Volunteers directly impact the lives of patients and their families. Caregivers are responsible for performing a variety of functions in providing quality care to residents, from personal care and psychosocial support. The WBT© Foundation will assist with helping you find the right family to assist and be a loving support agent to. You will represent the highest standards of our commitment to individuals, their families and our communities.


Volunteer as an Individual

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Caregiver Volunteer at The WBT© Foundation. Complete the 4 simple steps below, and upon completion of your committment be one of the first volunteers to share your experience with us in our quarterly newsletter:

  • Review eligibility and complete an online application here.
  • Submit and pass a background check through our third-party vendor (instructions will be provided once your application is received).
  • Complete online Caregiver Volunteer training with an WBT© Resource Counselor once your application is approved.
  • Attend 1 hour Caregiver Volunteer Orientation and tour of our campus.

Volunteer as a Group

The WBT© Foundation offers one-time volunteer opportunities for corporate, church, families and other groups throughout our communities - a great opportunity for businesses to give back to the community. To request a volunteer experience simply call (972) 460-4171.

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