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VITAS Healthcare Hospice Life Bio Volunteers - Help patients turn their memories into a memoir

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare - Broward

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It's time to tell their story! Life Bio volunteers offer hospice patients and their families a way to capture their life stories and create lasting legacies. In three easy steps, a volunteer collaborates with the patient/family, to develop a free, custom Life Bio memory book for the family to cherish.

Join our team as a VITAS Life Bio volunteer. Leverage your listening and writing skills to help hospice patients tell their stories, creating keepsake biographies for their loved ones to cherish for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL LIFE BIO VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER AS A PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEER FIRST, AND THEN WE WILL PROVIDE THE SPECIAL TRAINING YOU WILL NEED FOR THE LIFE BIO SEGMENT.

PROCESS OVERVIEW

1) Volunteer will be assigned to a patient/family who has requested to have their story told. Some portions can be done on phone, while others should be done in person with the patient/family. The Life Bio team provides the questions designed to spark the patient's story. Hospice volunteers lead the process over several visits; all the patient has to do is choose how and when to answer their questions. Pictures can be included and are encouraged.

2) The volunteer then works with the Life Bio team to create a first draft, which the patient and family can review and edit. This is done by uploading the draft into a secure, designated web portal, including pictures (if applicable)

3) Life Bio team prints and binds the approved copy of the patient's life story, and a volunteer (or staff member) delivers the booklet to the patient/family. It is such a joy to share this moment with the patient/family.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT laurel.torres@vitas.com

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About VITAS Healthcare - Broward

Location:

1801 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, Suite 100, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33064, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Vitas Healthcare - Broward County4800 N. Nob Hill Rd - "C" WingSunrise, FL 33351

(26.18502,-80.28324)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, based on requests received for Life Bio Volunteer
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A COVID VACCINE CARD - NO EXCEPTIONS. Initial training will be done in Sunrise, FL but once completed, Volunteer can chose patient near their home zip code areas

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