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Summa Health

As a Legacy Writer volunteer you will travel to patient homes, extended care facilities, and Summa in-patient united to gather patient’s biographic and family information as well as stories and insights. You will then create a meaningful, long-lasting gift that will give family members and future generations who read or listen and insight about the patient's life journey; and provide affirmation and validation of the patient's life.

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About Summa Health

Location:

1077 Gorge Blvd, Akron, OH 44310, US

Mission Statement

To provide uncompromising quality care to terminally ill persons and those who love and care for them. Supportive services are delivered through cost-effective means promoting comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to live each day to the fullest."

Description

Summa Health Hospice is committed to treating the person and not the disease, focusing on quality-of-life issues affecting the patient's entire family. We use the combined knowledge and skills of a team of specially trained professionals that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual caregivers and VOLUNTEERS. Hospice provides care and support to patients and their families in the comfort of their own home. While traditional medical care is designed to cure illness, the focus of hospice care is more comfort-oriented. Hospice neither hastens nor prolongs dying, viewing it as a natural process -- emphasizing quality of life, rather than length of life.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Volunteer at patient's home in your communityAkron, OH 44310

(41.10245,-81.49929)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Reading / Writing
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months/ 50 hours

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