“It’s a privilege to speak to each client,” said Lisa Baker of Brown & Barron. “Meals on Wheels gives you scripted questions to help you cover practical concerns, but it helps that I’m a good listener, which has helped me to connect with each client on a personal level. As a result, I can talk to someone about the benefits of things like friendship, family support, good neighbors, or companion animals in a manner that establishes rapport. The call serves a very important safety purpose, but it is also a pleasure to engage in small talk that uplifts their spirits and adds positive social interaction to their day – and mine.”
Meals on Wheels is still in need of volunteers to check-in with customers by phone. The volunteers are calling twice per week to ensure the clients’ safety, health, and wellbeing. Volunteers can set the number of people they want to call. The typical volunteer calls 5-10 clients, but they have volunteers that handle anywhere from a single client to up to 20 clients.
How to participate:
Send an email to:
Emily Trotter, Assistant Director, Volunteer Support Services at: email@example.com
The attorneys at Brown & Barron specialize in representing nursing home residents who have been neglected or abused. We know, first-hand, how these facilities function, and just how vulnerable residents are.
To learn more about how the coronavirus is affecting Nursing Homes and their residents, visit our Coronavirus Resource Center Also, if you believe you or a family member has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, call our team today at (410) 698-1717 to learn more about your rights and options.