Through our Veterans Companion Program, Veterans will have the unique ability to support other Veterans who are terminally ill. Heartland Hospice Volunteers help to personalize, support and enhance the quality of life of those we visit. Bringing the gift of friendship to our patients through regular visits, these volunteers offer... Companionship by just being there with the patient and offering to talk or assist with non-medical tasks Emotional Support through listening, sharing experiences & stories, allowing for expression of feelings, holding a hand, giving a needed hug, and offering words of comfort Respite Support by staying with the patient while the caregiver enjoys a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, or simply take time to care for themselves We recognize that Veterans share a special bond. The goal of our Veterans Program is to match Veteran patients with a hospice trained Veteran who may have a similar background. All patient visitation volunteers, receive training regarding the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families. Volunteers in our Veterans Program also receive additional training focused on a Veteran's specific needs. Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability. Also, volunteer duties are assigned based on your comfort level. Please include your phone number with your contact info. Some emails go unread due to being sent to spam folder.
20960 S. Frankfort Square Rd., Suite C, Frankfort, IL 60423, US
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.
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
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
Nursing Homes in Oak Lawn and Surrounding AreasOak Lawn, IL60453
August 17, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
6 months minimum
Criminal background check, health screening, TB screening