Hospice Training in Woodstock - Become a Care Companion!


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When

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

Where

Volunteer: In your community - McHenry CountyTraining Location: Woodstock Hospice CareCenter527 W. South StreetWoodstock, IL 60098


About

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare's Care Companion volunteers support hospice patients and families in their home, which may be a private residence or senior living community.

A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support, and, above all, offer a presence, an ear to listen to stories and an understanding smile. You do not provide hands on medical care--you're acting as a friend during a time when our patients can feel lonely and isolated.

Care Companions can also provide respite support so tired, stressed caregivers can take a much-needed break.

JourneyCare supports pediatric patients as well. Our youngest patients and families also need volunteer support, perhaps by doing some light housekeeping or spending time with the patient's siblings.

JourneyCare's service area includes 10 counties and we are in great need of volunteers in the McHenry County area. Please join us at this volunteer orientation in Woodstock to learn more!

  • Wednesday, October 11: Rush University- 710 S. Paulina St. Chicago IL
  • Saturday, October 14: Rockford - Northwest Administrative Office (483 N. Mulford Road)
  • Wednesday, October 18:Elgin - Elgin Township Building (729 S. McLean Blvd., Ste. 200)
  • Thursday, November 2: Glenview - Administrative Office (2050 Claire Court)
  • Wednesday, November 8: Mokena - South Suburban Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)
  • Saturday, November 18:Chicago - Ada F. Addington CareCenter at Rush (710 S. Paulina Street)
  • Thursday, November 30: College of Lake County Nursing Students - See your professor for the correct date and time
  • Saturday, December 2: Lombard - Southwest Office (1 E. 22 nd Street, Suite 310)
  • Thursday, December 7: Barrington - Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter (405 Lake Zurich Road)
We will cover the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help (we offer 50+volunteer roles!), Communication, Boundaries & Confidentiality and Documentation. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. After the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.

Please fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and register for this class here: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Pediatrics

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Periodic or routine visits (2-6 times/month)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test

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