Hospice Vigil Volunteer, Somerset, PA

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AseraCare Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

Vigil volunteers are caring and compassionate people who provide a comforting presence to patients in the final stage of their disease. The goal of the vigil volunteer is to ensure that no patient shall die alone. Vigil volunteers consider it a special privilege to spend time with patients at the end of their lives. They must maintain a calm presence for the patient and family during the last few hours of life. Vigil volunteers are, indeed, truly special people. Volunteers are provided with specialized training.

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About AseraCare Hospice

Location:

100 CTC Dr., Suite #110, Johnstown, PA 15904, US

Mission Statement

AseraCare Hospice is one of the nation's premiere providers of hospice and palliative care services. We treat each of our patient's end-of-life journey with respect, kindness, compassion and support. Our family centered approach insures that the needs and wishes of both our patients and their family are met throughout the hospice experience. We provide a wide range of hospice care services that include physician, nursing, therapy, social work, counseling, personal and spiritual care. To share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family and one community at a time. We will preserve the dignity of death for our patients and families so that no one will ever die in pain or alone. We will create a culture that is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering which finds expression through the ongoing gentle acts of kindness, sympathy and compassion

Description

Volunteers play an important role in the philosophy of care at AseraCare Hospice. They provide support to patients and their families that helps enhance the patient's quality of life and reduce the family's caregiving burden. Hospice volunteers may run errands, prepare light meals, stay with a patient to give family members a break, lend emotional support, provide companionship and help out with light housekeeping.

AseraCare volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and talents to our patients and families in support of our hospice team. Every hospice volunteer has something special and significant to contribute, and we welcome new ideas and contributions.

We train our volunteers in a number of areas, including listening techniques, working with families, loss and grief, and bereavement support volunteers play an important role in the philosophy of care at AseraCare Hospice. They provide support to patients and their families that helps enhance the patient's quality of life and reduce the family's caregiving burden.


WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

201 Hospital DriveMeyersdale, PA 15552

(39.8099,-79.0296)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As needed

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