Hospice Volunteers may work with hospice staff, patients, and their families in a variety of settings. The volunteer may provide support in the hospice office, patient’s private residences, assisted living facilities or nursing facilities. The volunteer serves as an extension of the Hospice Team.
Patient volunteers may provide respite care for patients for short times to allow their family to go to the doctor, run errands, go to church, get haircut, etc.; may spend time with children in the patients' household to give them time and attention or to give caregivers a break; may read to patients, play music, help patients write in their journal, do crafts, or hobbies; may write letters for patients; may play cards or games with patients.
Office volunteers may provide clerical support such as addressing envelopes, stuffing mailers, making copies, filing, provides receptionist support, answering phones, greeting visitors, and taking messages. Volunteers are a vital part of the Hospice Family. All training is provided and worked around your schedule.
Death Douala is a new concept helping family and patient with end of life care. More hands on experience. Requires special education and requirements that we provide. Brand new to our location.
Students are welcome must be at least 18 and have a willingness to learn. Due to COVID-19 We are currently not sending volunteers to see patients. Get you application in today for next semester.
701 Randolph Street, Suite 110, Radford, VA 24141, US
Carilion Clinic Hospice - NRV is a non-profit hospice that is a division of Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Hospice maintains the philosophy of providing comprehensive, quality care to patients without regard to age, disease, handicap, race, sex, religion, social or economic status, or ability to pay, within the limits of the hospice program. Hospice patients are those patients referred by their attending physician for terminal, end of life care during the last six months of life as predicted if the disease runs its normal course. Hospice care is an organized approach to care, wherein competent, compassionate care is offered. Hospice's mission is to focus its care on the whole family as the unit of care. Emphasis is placed on pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for the person who is dying. Hospice assists the patient, family, or caregivers in coping by providing psychological and spiritual support as well as the physical care management.
Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. We are members of the Virginia Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley works with physician referred terminally ill persons of any age. Hospice patients may live in a variety of settings: their own homes, homes of relatives, in adult care centers, or long term care facilities. They may also be hospitalized for short periods of time. The Interdisciplinary Hospice Team will travel to meet the patient and caregivers. The Hospice team will include the patient and the family as the unit of care and will strive to meet the needs of the clients in order to improve the quality and dignity of life. Care visits will occur in accordance to the physician approved plan of treatment and interdisciplinary care plan.