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Lutheran Hospice

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Hospice volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to patients and caregivers in their homes and facilities. Many of our hospice patients have limited connection with the outside world. Barriers such as advanced dementia or visual impairment may lead them to feel cut off from the support of human relationship. As research has shown, human contact is essential to each person's well-being at every stage of life. Just like a baby needs to be held before they are able to talk, our non-verbal patients crave human companionship! Consider making a difference in individual's lives by taking the time out of your day to simply read to, listen to music with, or hold the hand of someone that receives limited one-on-one attention. Your decision to give the gift of presence could bless someone near the end of their life with greater dignity and peace. Due to current Covid-19 precautions duties will not start right away, but we'd like to invite you to apply as you can get the paperwork and orientation process started from your home.

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About Lutheran Hospice

Location:

102 Fortress Drive, Chapin, SC 29036, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Hospice, under the direction of professional health care providers, pledges to offer those who are sick and dying, as well as their families, palliative and holistic care, allowing the individual an opportunity to spend his/her last days of life comfortably, with dignity, respect, self-determination, surrounded by family and considerate caregivers at home or in a home-like atmosphere. The hospice also promises to be faithful to the family by embracing them in care and guiding them through the psychological and emotional distress so often experienced, realizing that above all else, there are unique circumstances and spiritual concerns which need to be respected and addressed, not only at the death of a loved one, but in the days of bereavement that follow.

Description

Lutheran Hospice is a non-profit ministry based program that provides care and support to members of our community who are facing end of life. During the final months and weeks of life, patients and their caregivers/family members often need understanding and specialized care from people who understand the complex problems, issues and emotions that occur during this timeperiod. Spiritual, physical (medical), and emotional support are provided by a highly trained team of professionals and volunteers.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

102 Fortress DriveChapin, SC 29036

SKILLS

  • Music Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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