Seeking Volunteers with Pet Therapy Dogs For Grace Hospice Program

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Grace Hospice of Williamsburg

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Volunteer/Patient

Are you looking for a new opportunity for your Pet Therapy Dog? Grace Hospice is seeking registered TDI Pet Therapy Dogs to join our team! You would never know how much these pet therapy visits impact the lives of those on hospice unti you witness this first hand. There is an unspoken connection between the animal and hospice patient which is amazing to experience. These visists are very meaningfulto our patients. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families and to treat each patient as we would our own family member. For many, their illness has forced them to give up theri own pet, or change in their living arangement no longer permits them to have one. As an animal lover, I am sure you will understand the heart-break that can cause. You sharing your beloved furry friend can help and give that wonderful feeling of companionship back to them. I welcome you to join our team and bring back this joy to our hospice patients. Please contact us at 757-561-2880 or swallace@ghosice.com for an application packet and training information. You can also go to our website www.ghospice.com for more information and to fill out the application. Individual and group training is available. "Volunteers don't neccissarly have the time....but THEY HAVE THE HEART!" -- Anonymous

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About Grace Hospice of Williamsburg

Location:

263 McLaws Circle, Suite 100, Williamsburg, VA 23185, US

Mission Statement

For each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of day, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing

Description

Hospice care is not just for the patient. It also provides emotional support for the entire family. Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek agressive medical care at the end stage of life. Our program is for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame. Our philosophy focuses on comfort care not currative care. Our goal is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life. We also serve patients who are living in long-term and assisted living facilities.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

263 McLaws CircleSuite 100Williamsburg, VA 23185

(37.24501,-76.65977)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • TDI certification

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