Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life patients. MJHS Hospice provides care for pediatric and adult patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, inpatient facilities and hospitals.
MJHS Hospice Volunteer opportunities include:
Providing support and companionship to patients and their families
Participating in leisure activities such as reading, listening to music, playing games with patients
Supporting or organizing group activities for patients
Listening compassionately to patients and their families
Providing office or clerical support for our hospice team
Requirements for all categories of volunteers:
18 years or older
15 hours of training (4 hours training for clerical/office volunteers)
Background Check (no charge to applicant)
Medical Clearance (no charge to applicant)
3-4 hours per week
1 year commitment
Required skills for patient visits: discretion, patience, compassion and dedication
Preferred clerical and office support skills include: receptionist skills, computer skills, organizational skills and filing
For more information on how to become a MJHS Hospice Volunteer please call:
Denise Jones, Coordinator of Volunteer Services; 347-633-3421 or email@example.com
Ivi Wakneen, Coordinator of Volunteer Services; 212-649-5264 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MJHS Hospice is committed to the highest standard of quality care and seeks to be the premier provider of health services ensuring access to health and support to the greater New York City area.
MJHS has one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit hospice programs in the region, offering hospice patients care when and where they need it: at home, in assisted living communities, nursing homes and hospitals across Greater New York. MJHS helps adult and pediatric patients and their families live life to the fullest when dealing with a life-limiting illness by easing suffering, upholding dignity, affirming values and improving quality of life. As a charitable not-for-profit, MJHS is committed to delivering compassionate expert care, offering peace of mind and providing comfort. For more information, visit www.mjhshospice.org or call (212) 649-5555.
MJHS was founded in 1907 by The Four Brooklyn Ladies, who looked into the eyes of the old and sick--people in desperate need of loving kindness--and founded the Brooklyn Ladies Hebrew Home for the Aged. With the help of charitable support, the home provided poor, elderly members of the community with quality health care and a home where they could spend their final days. From that small building among the tenements, MJHS has become one of the most expansive, charitable not-for-profit health systems in the region offering home care, pediatric and adult hospice, pediatric and adult palliative care, centers for rehabilitation and nursing care, as well as adult day health care, and health plans for Medicare, Medicaid and Dual Eligible beneficiaries (Elderplan Medicare Advantage Plans and HomeFirst MLTCP) in Greater New York. Many of the programs and services are supported, in part, by MJHS Foundation. For more information, visit www.mjhs.org , www.facebook.com/MJHS01 , www.twitter.com/MJHS01 or call 1-855-692-5058.
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