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Becoming A Hospice Companion Volunteer Could Change Your Life

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Horizon Home Care and Hospice

Cheryl

Horizon Home Care & Hospice is looking for a few beautiful souls to volunteer at our Lawlis Family Hospice In-Patient Unit, located on the second floor of Columbia, St. Mary's Hospital in Mequon. If you enjoy meeting new people and are interested in providing a helping hand to our compassionate nursing staff, then this may be the perfect role for you!

As a Hospice Companion you will be well prepared to serve the needs of our patients and their families. There is extensive training, much of it centered around therapeutic communication with the dying and the grieving. We are certified by Joint Commission and report to the State Board. As required, you should plan on 10-15 hours of orientation, broken out over several sessions and a few days. We will also provide you with training on direct patient care, so you are able to assist our nurses and aides with some essential functions at our hospice in-patient unit. You truly are, and will feel like, a part of the care team at Horizon's Lawlis Family Hospice.

It should also be noted that our volunteer program is very flexible. Whether you are retired and have lots of extra time on your hands or you're extremely busy yet feel the need to give back to your community, we will make it work for you and your schedule.

Please feel free to reach out to us today, to apply or just to make an inquiry. We'd love to hear from you!

To ensure your safety, and the safety of our patients and staff, Horizon follows all CDC guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Wearing a mask/face covering
  • Maintaining social distancing of 6 feet or more
  • Self-quarantining if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, cough or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Washing hands and/or sanitizing often
  • Disinfecting work areas before and after use

Horizon will provide all necessary protective equipment and supplies to ensure that all safe practices can be followed.


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About Horizon Home Care and Hospice

Location:

11400 West Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53224, US

Mission Statement

Horizon is a home care and hospice provider built on a foundation of care that celebrates the human spirit and the desire for security, comfort, and compassion. We are a professional team of 550+ employees and 150+ volunteers who make a loving difference in the lives of more than 2,500 patients and families throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. The idea of 'home' is central to Horizon. Home means different things to different people, but one thing it should always be is a place where we value each other. It's a place where people genuinely care about the comfort and security of others. We know our purpose is to give our patients home, whatever that means to them, wherever they are. More about Our Local Non-Profit Horizon Home Care & Hospice was established in 1990 and today serves as the second largest full service home care agency and hospice in Wisconsin. We are a local, non-profit organization sponsored by Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital.

Description

Award Winning Volunteer Program

We're some of the nicest people you'll find. Let us get you started on your service experience - we guarantee you’ll feel proud and purposeful. You can choose from one of our many volunteer roles that best match your time and talent.

Hospice volunteers at Horizon serve in many different ways:

They feed our patients. They reposition our patients. they befriend and love our patients.

They offer respite and reassurance to our caregivers.

They run errands, cut lawns, and mop floors in patient homes.

They deliver a friendly smile and a meal to our homebound.

They file papers and send out mailings for numerous Horizon departments.

They serve at agency events.

They arrange flowers - hundreds and hundreds of flowers each and every week.

They welcome our bereaved in the Grief Resource Center and offer a coffee, pastry and listening ear.

They are on-call to be present for those who are actively dying.

They respect and support our staff.

As you can see, our volunteers do a lot for our organization. Come serve with us - you'll be so happy that you did.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11400 West Lake Park Drive(Location is determined by volunteer role)Milwaukee, WI 53224

(43.1598,-88.05323)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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