VITAS Reiki Volunteers
VITAS Healthcare of Northern Virginia
Reiki Volunteers comfort VITAS patients at the end of life--and their families--with relaxing and pain-reducing therapeutic touch.
A dying patient’s sense of isolation from the world around him or her is often made worse by the lack of comforting human touch. Muscles may be contracted and stiff, and all that is needed is for someone to gently rub the shoulders, neck and back. When patients spend their days immobile in a recliner or bed, Reiki Volunteers provide compassionate touch, relaxation, a sense of well being, emotional health and a state of balance. And volunteering your professional services to a VITAS patient makes you feel as good as your patient feels.
About VITAS Healthcare of Northern Virginia
1604 Spring Hill Rd.,, Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182, US
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is defined by the needs of the patients and families we serve. Today, as a leader in the hospice movement in the United States, we are continuing to evolve and meet the changing needs of those with a life-limiting illness and their families. As we adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment, however, we are guided as always by our VITAS Values.
- Patients and families come first.
- We take care of each other.
- I’ll do my best today and do even better tomorrow.
- I am proud to make a difference.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families.