Pet Therapy Volunteer for Ashtabula County
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Therapy dogs provide presence and comfort for our patients and their families and are in high demand. They are most needed to visit patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, while on occasion requested to visit patients in own homes. Therapy dogs --along with their pet parents, are an extremely valuable part of our agency. By making visits to patients in community facilities, you and your pet will provide the support of pet companionship to patients who are often no longer able to have a pet.
Pet parents must be caring and compassionate and be able to maintain patient and family confidentiality. The therapy dog needs to hold a Pet Therapy certification, be current on all shots, have an active dog license, and have insurance.
About Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110, US
Hospice of the Western Resreve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.
Hospice of the Western Reserve provides care for patients where ever they call home, whether that be at home, in a nursing home, assisted living, one of our inpatient units, or in a hospital. Care is provided regardless of ability to pay. We use a team approach where volunteers are of equal importance to all other members of the team. Hospice of the Western Reserve serves Northern Ohio with offices in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit counties.