No Veteran Dies Alone Companion
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
- Veteran Care: Provide care to Veterans by listening, providing reassurance, holding the Veteran’s hand, sitting quietly and providing companionship, reading to the Veteran, assisting in writing letters, playing cards or games, and taking the Veteran for a ride in a wheelchair to visit other areas of the facility.
- Family Support: Provide support to family members by listening, allowing family members to vent emotions and concerns, giving reassurance, encouraging the use of the family room, directing the family to other facility services as needed/requested.
- Personal Care: Assist with non-medical care as directed by the Palliative Care Coordinator or nurses (RN, LPN) caring for the patient.
- Other: Keep Veteran and family rooms tidy, water plants and flowers as needed, keep family kitchen/lounge tidy and stocked with supplies.
About VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
1700 East 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953, US
To provide a structured Volunteer Program under the management of VA compensated employees in cooperation with community resources to serve America's veterans and their families with dignity and compassion.
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System is a facility where veterans receive quality health care with focus on ambulatory and extended care to meet their changing needs. VA Voluntary Service provides the opportunity for the community to be involved in providing comfort to the veterans and assistance to staff for the best possible experience for the veteran in need.