Listening, Friendly Visiting and Companionship Hospice Volunteers Needed


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

220 Applegrove St. NENorth Canton, OH 44720


About

Hospice volunteers needed to visit with patients in a nursing facility in Canton. Flexible schedule, visit as often or as little as you are able.

Volunteers would take patients for walks outside, read to them, watch movies and socialize.

Become a Senior Independence Hospice Volunteer

Hospice is a special kind of caring. Hospice care is patient and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve.

Medicare also recognizes the importance of volunteers in the delivery of hospice care. Medicare requires that hospices utilize volunteers from their local community to augment the care the hospice agency provides. Nationally, over 100,000 people serve as hospice volunteers and give millions of hours of their time to serve terminally ill patients and their families.

How you can help

Hospice volunteers help patients and families in a variety of ways including some of the following:

  • Companionship, listening, reading to patients
  • Music & Memory
  • Creating Life Reviews
  • Spiritual support
  • Errands, yard work, organization
  • Creating memories (scrapbooks, audio/visual tapes, etc.)

Skills

  • Photography
  • Customer Service
  • Patient Care
  • History
  • Music Arts
  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, TB Test, Drug Screeening (Paid by Senior Independence Hospice)

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