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Title 45: Public Welfare
§2551.71 What requirements govern the assignment of Senior Companions?
(a) Senior Companion assignments shall provide for Senior Companions to give direct services to one or more eligible adults that:
(1) Result in person-to-person supportive relationships with each client served.
(2) Support the achievement and maintenance of the highest level of independent living for their clients.
(3) Are meaningful to the Senior Companion.
(4) Are supported by appropriate orientation, training, and supervision.
(b) Senior Companions may serve as volunteer leaders, and in this capacity may provide indirect services. Senior Companions with special skills or demonstrated leadership ability may assist newer Senior Companion volunteers in performing their assignments and in coordinating activities of such volunteers.
(c) Senior Companions shall not provide services such as those performed by medical personnel, services to large numbers of clients, custodial services, administrative support services, or other services that would detract from their assignment.
[67 FR 60999, Sept. 27, 2002]