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Heartland Hospice

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Heartland Hospice

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more pet therapy teams to join our growing team of amazing volunteers! Therapy dogs and their handlers enrich the lives of our patients by providing companionship and providing meaningful activities through regular visits. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their four pawed companions have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for! If you have a canine with a big heart who spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you! All dogs must be pet therapy certified

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About Heartland Hospice

Location:

20960 S. Frankfort Square Rd., Suite C, Frankfort, IL 60423, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to thier caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utlilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. We help to bring dignity and honor to a dying patient and we aim to comfort the family throughout the dying process.

Description

We are made up of a dedicated team that focuses on enhancing the quality of life by providing comfort care as well as spiritual, social and emotional support to patients in the final phase of a terminal illness. Our program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient and we strive to ensure that our patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.

We depend on our volunteers to help us give the full circle of care that our patients and their families need during this challenging time.

Mandated background check, TB test, extensive volunteer orientation and training given. New volunteer orientation is offered continuously throughout the year. Please call Belinda O'Brien @ 815-469-7100.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

20960 S Frankfort Square RdSuite CVolunteer Coordinator: Belinda O'BrienFrankfort, IL 60423

(41.5099,-87.80293)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Criminal background check, health screening, TB screening

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