24.07. - 06.08.2018
Keiyukai is one of the healthcare corporations incorporated
in Osaka, and have 7 facilities in Osaka and Kyoto. Some of them are
clinics and others are day-care facilities or nursing homes for seniors
who need special treatment. Keiyukai celebrated 30th anniversary of the
foundation in 2016.
Their visions are to provide support from senior’s point of view. They
hear senior’s voice. They talk with them heart to heart. Every single
day, stuff members put their first priority on the senior’s
health/mental condition whether or not seniors are being pleasant. They
also put great effort to merge each other’s specialty (as a doctor,
nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, care worker etc) into a
comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Keiyukai have been cooperating with
CIEE in IVS project every summer since 2012 and it will be 8th year to
run the project in 2018.
Keiyukai (JAPANESE): https://www.keiyukai-nakajima.jp/
-Volunteer work at 2 senior home (Takatsuki Megumi house in
Osaka and Keiyunosato in Kyoto)
-At both facilities, they help in general duties of nursing care in the
facilities for the elderly people aged 65 and up
-Assist activities such as exercises, songs, games, crafts and other
daily works with Japanese staff who can not speak English. Senior who
lives there also hardly speak English.
-Clean table, sheets, entrance, backyard and car
Your work here will be mainly talking to the people staying here to
entertain them as the care workers are busy taking special cares such as
getting them in a bath. It will be great if you could entertain them
with music or magic or dance or anything that does not require language.
First week, volunteers stay in the facility
at Takatsuki Megumi house in Osaka. Then, they move to Keiyunosato in
Kyoto on the second week.
Three meals a day will be provided. Not available for vegetarian and
people who have food allergy.
1． Patience to carry on the project with a camp leader
who translates care home staff and seniors Japanese into English. Please
have no expectation for them to speak back to you in English.
2． A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please
include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself
in English or Japanese.
Please bring indoor shoes, toiletries, clothing suitable for the work,
towels and sanitary goods. Volunteers are requested to introduce their
own countries by showing photos and maps, introducing recipes, and
teaching children’s songs and plays that the elderly people would enjoy.
Adresa: KYOTO ＆ OSAKA, , Japan
Letisko: KIX, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: JR Katsuragawa Station
GPS: 34.8900669764107, 135.59965267868
Takatsuki Megumi house is situated in Osaka,
but it is close to Kyoto Station (12 minute train ride). Keiyunosato is
located 30 minutes away from Kyoto station (15 minute train ride, and 5
minutes bus ride). During day-offs, volunteer enjoy sightseeing in
Kyoto. Famous landmarks are Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace,
Heian Shrine, Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. A volunteer is recommended to
prepare at least 5,000 JPY for leisure. An average allowance a volunteer
prepares on their own are about 30,000 JPY because everything is
expensive in big city like Osaka and Kyoto
Volunteers are expected to act kindly with consideration, and talk
friendly. Those who value the communication with the elderly are
welcome. If you can practice to sing a song in Japanese, they would love
to sing it with you.
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