Volunteers provide help for patients requiring special medical assistance in hospitals and elsewhere, including visits for moral support, for example after chemotherapy treatments, or after surgery that requires a lengthy hospital stay for rehabilitation.
Chessed UMarpeh volunteers also help with feeding 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.
Our volunteers often act as messengers for these same patients, such as filling prescriptions, paying bills, shopping, etc…
This type of support requires many trips via car or taxi every month.