Volunteers provide help for patients requiring special medical assistance in hospitals and elsewhere, including visits for moral support (after chemotherapy treatments, for example), or after surgery that requires a lengthy hospital stay for rehabilitation.
Chessed Umarpeh volunteers also help to feed patients with motor skill limitations, in situations when the regular medical staff is unable to provide the required degree of help. Without this labor of love, many of these patients would simply starve silently.
We also provide meals meeting special dietary requirements to home-bound patients who have no other means of obtaining or preparing such meals. Further, our volunteers often act as messengers for these same patients, due to their inability to get out and take care of their own affairs (e.g., filling prescriptions, paying bills, shopping, etc.).
Together, these types of support require hundreds of trips via car or taxi every month.