UCLA Companion Care Program
Hospitals can be lonely places for patients, especially older adults who may have few, if any, family members or friends living nearby to visit them. That’s why, through the vision and generosity of the Samuel Steinberg Family Foundation, the Geriatrics Special Care unit at Santa Monica is proud to announce the launch of the UCLA Companion Care Program.
Under this program, specially trained volunteers provide individualized companionship to older patients while they are hospitalized. Typical activities provided by these companions include – but are not limited to – reading, playing games, assisting with feeding and accompanying patients on walks under a nurse’s supervision.
The Companion Care Program was also recently featured on CBS news! You can view the story here.