Making a Difference in Helping Communities.
Making a Difference in Helping Communities.
Sourcing Complexities of the Patient Care System
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.
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.
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.
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.
The WBT© Foundation is there to help. Our team will guide you through the process from start to finish, including:
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.
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.