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Respite Volunteer

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Community Home Health & Hospice

  • 15 people are interested

When you volunteer, you reap benefits beyond helping others. Respite volunteers are essential members of the hospice team. These volunteers sit, read, and visit with hospice patients at their place of residence allowing the caregivers time to run errands, go to appointments, have lunch with friends, etc. We have an on-line and hands on training to prepare you for a rewarding experience.

Please complete the volunteer application on our website. Once it's been reviewed a staf member will contact you.

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About Community Home Health & Hospice

Location:

3102 NE 134th St, Vancouver, WA 98686, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Community Hospice is to help the dying person and his/her family focus on quality of living and meet the transition from life to death. Hospice is committed to the provision of services and education to ensure comfort, dignity, and choice for the dying person and the grieving family.

Description

The Hospice Program provides symptom management and support to patients and families facing a terminal illness. This care is provided through an interdisciplinary team. This team consists of the family physician, Hospice nurses, social workers, pastoral support, and volunteers. Nursing services. The services are often provided in the patient's home. If there is a need for respite care or acute symptom management, a 12-bed inpatient Hospice facility is available. The Hospice Care Center was built with the strong support and generous dontations of the community. The Hospice Program serves patients who have been diagnosed as entering the last six months of an incurable disease. This program provides support to the family through this process and up to one year following the death of the loved one.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Patient's residence: Home, Assisted Living, or AFHCowlitz, Columbia, Wahkiakum, and Clark CountiesLongview and Vancouver, WA 98632

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one year is desirable

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