What is Gift It Well? – BITE SIZE

Have you ever had a friend or relative in the hospital or care facility and wanted to send the right gift or present? It sounds like a simple task – flowers or chocolates but actually many hospitals have patients allergic to both.

How about sending some nice cozy pajamas, slippers or a toiletry bag with the things they might need?

How about gifting a relative with services like help around the house or someone to do their shopping when they get back from the hospital?

After years working in the Oncology Dept in Hadassah Hospital, Rochelle Wreschner saw the need to launch a brand new website called Gift It Well – Bringing home comfort into the hospital. Hear my interview with her and find out why this answers an important need for both the giver and receiver.

This interview first aired on the Nachum Segal Network.

NEW Service at Gift It Well – Care Companions

Gift it Well can provide trained, ‘care companions’ to visit patients in the hospital or at home for those times when family or friends can’t be there. Care companions have completed a propriety training course that prepares them to visit with patients in the hospital, at home, or in another care facility.

The length of each visit and the scope of activities will depend upon the patients and/or the caregiver’s instructions. The companion can simply be there to hold a hand and listen. Or they can take the patient for a walk, and do activities that will make a change to their daily routine etc.

Gift it Well’s care companions are available for in-home visits to assist with post-hospital recovery, as well as long-term care patients and the elderly who would benefit from having someone to interact with.

They will also accompany a patient to and from the hospital, doctor’s office, physical therapy, etc., as well as with running errands or just getting out of the house. Companions are not allowed to use their personal cars but can ride along in a taxi, bus, shuttle or train.

Contact Rochelle for more details.

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