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Pet Companion Volunteers -- lifting spirits with loving companions

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AseraCare Hospice

  • 9 people are interested
Lift spirits with loving companions!

ONLINE TRAINING MAY BE DONE DURING THE PANDEMIC UNITL VISITS ARE ABLE TO BE MADE TO PATIENTS OR IN THE OFFICE .

Dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters, lizards, ponies, pigs...

Under our Pet Companion program, trained volunteers and their pets visit our patients -- bringing joy, warmth and companionship to help brighten the last days of their lives. Pet companionship can bring our patients a sense of peace and trust, and help to relieve stress. The emotional benefits of pet therapy continue long after the visit is over!

Dogs must have passed obedience training and be certified by a Pet Therapy Program, such as Therapy Dogs International, or a comparable program (many qualifying programs are listed on the American Kennel Club’s website).

Service areas: Brookfield, Cudahy, Oak Creek, Freedonia, Grafton, Cedarburg, Pewaukee, Sussex, Watertown, Glendale, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Lake Geneva, Pleasant Prairie, St. Francis and more.

Hospice volunteers describe their work as gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful. Hospices require a lot from their volunteers and value them greatly.

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18 or older
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 1-2 hours per week.
  • Veteran

Even an hour a week can provide a great deal of comfort and care to our patients and families. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Southeastern Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Washington and Walworth Counties.

There is an opportunity near you!

Please visit or call Melanie Burns at 262-785-1356 or visit our website, www.AseraCare.com

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About AseraCare Hospice

Location:

2775 S. Moorland Road, Suite #201, New Berlin, WI 53151, US

Mission Statement

We will focus our resources to serve the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of our employees, patients and families with a sense of compassion, urgency and customer service. We will preserve the dignity of death for our patients and families so that no one will ever die in pain or alone. We will create a culture that is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering which finds expression through the ongoing gentle acts of kindness, sympathy and compassion. We will serve, educate and support our local communities and referral sources as to the benefits, dignity and nobility of end-of-life care. We will grow a vibrant business that delivers exceptional care, customer service and financial performance.

Description

Hospice care is an important step in the final months of a person's life. It requires compassion, emotional support, experience and wisdom in working with terminally ill patients.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

office: 2775 S. Moorland Road(serving Milwaukee County &8 surrounding counties)New Berlin, WI 53151

(42.97461,-88.09985)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week
  • Dogs must be trained and certified

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