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Patient visitor - open-ended position in NWA

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ORGANIZATION: Elite Hospice

  • 86 people are interested
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Patient visitor:
Share your friendship with patients or family members at a nursing home or private home close to you. Volunteer training and Hospice Core training is required and provided. Patient companions are not expected to provide personal care to patients but be a friendly visitor with great listening skills. Volunteers may read to patients, play board games, play soothing music or assist in writing or filming the patients Biography. Social visit times are flexible and at a location near you. Elite Hospice serves a radius of 50 miles from our Springdale office.

Other volunteer opportunities

Caregiver relief: Sit with the patient up to 4 hours to provide respite for the Caregiver. Volunteers do not provide personal care to patients but are a watchful eye over the patient while their Caregiver goes grocery shopping, has a Dr. appointment, etc.

Gift: This group of volunteers provide a loving, caring and peaceful atmosphere when a patient and family requires additional emotional support or when actively dying. Volunteers receive specialized training and may sit at the patient’s bedside for shifts lasting up to 4 hours.

Administrative Assistant: Help with various administrative duties at our Elite Hospice office. e.g sorting, copying, laminating, copying, scanning.

Music Therapists: Play soothing instruments to patients and families in care facilities.

Beautician: Provide simple haircuts and nail care to hospice patients.

Pet Therapist: Share the love of your licensed therapy pet with hospice patients and family members.

Event Assistant: Assist staff during events affiliated with Elite Hospice.

Craft specialists: Sew, crochet or knit a variety of needed crafts like Adult bibs, lap blankets, shawls, slippers, etc.

The Volunteer Program

Because everyone has unique talents and skills, volunteer tasks are assigned based on what you enjoy doing. Most volunteer opportunities are flexible in time. Volunteer training and educational volunteer in-services are being provided by Grace Hospice throughout the year.

What is hospice? Hospice is a specialized type of care designed to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addressed the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. The goal is to raise the patient's quality of life in a humane and compassionate way so they may live each day pain-free, with as much comfort and dignity as possible.

To apply please contact us at 918-852-1524 or livia-nina.gosnell@lhcgroup.com

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About Elite Hospice

Location:

Kaylee Ave Suite A, Springdale, AR 72762, US

Mission Statement

The Elite Hospice mission is to provide compassionate hospice health care services in a professional and ethic manner, earning the complete trust, confidence, and respect of our patients, their families and the communities we serve.

Description

We serve a 50-mile radius from our office in Springdale and we live in the areas we serve. We are your neighbors. We have a unique knowledge and understanding of the local support and service agencies available to assist you because we live where you live. A surprising number of people on our service are our own friends and family because they know they will receive the best care at Elite Hospice.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Springdale, AR 72762

(36.1675,-94.21284)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Drawing
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible but must be very reliable and committed to volunteering
  • In office drug test, TB-test (provided free of charge)Background check.

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