Friendly volunteers visit hospice patients either in the patients home or facility. Volunteers at Heartland are an intricate part of our team and are highly valued. We provide a background check, fingerprinting, TB testing and training. Once all of that is complete your volunteering can begin and is very flexible to your schedule. Our goal is to visit the patient once a week. The visits consist of a variety of things depending on the patients needs, reading , talking, watching TV, singing, etc. Volunteers are also there for the caregiver for the patients that are in their own homes. Sometimes they need to go grocery shopping but can't leave their loved one so we could provide that through volunteering. Volunteers make a big difference. We need volunteers in Jackson, Marshall and Albion areas. If you would like more information and this sounds like a great opportunity for you please contact me at 517-244-0404 or my email is Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am the volunteer coordinator and this is a great opportunity for both you and the patient. It is highly rewarding to give to our patients.
Our Mission is to enrich lives. That begins with every life we encounter. Our employees, our patients and those who love and care for them, Heartland Hospice is a growing company dedicated to providing compassionate care to our patients with life limiting illnesses wherever they live. A strong component Heartland's team approach to hospice care is our volunteer program that offers human-to-human enrichment to the patient and the patient's family in providing this hospice benefit.
Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide sensitivity and support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice care seeks to enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that the last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a home-like setting. It is the goal of Heartland Hospice to provide palliative and supportive services to meet physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs to the patients and caregivers in the home, health care facilities, or other residential settings. These services will be provided without regard to race, religion, gender, creed, sex or ability to pay.