Loyal Friends: Pet Visitation Volunteers
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At Seasons, Our Loyal Friends pet teams brings "Big Smiles" to our patients and families through animal assisted visitation and companionship. The minute a dog enters into a care facility; broad smiles can be seem from staff and residents alike! Regardless of how patients are feeling on any given day, or how they look or sound, our dogs are happy to see them. There are so many benefits to pet visitation in hospice care. The simple presence of a dog or therapy animal can add to the physical, social and emotional well-being of patients and families facing terminal illness.
To join, our Loyal Friends Pet Team, volunteers need to attend a free, comprehensive orientation and training program. Fury friends must be up-to-date on all their vaccines, meet our Loyal friends pet team guidelines and must be accredited as a pet therapy animal through the Delta society (now Loyal Partners), TDI, or other accredited therapy dog association.
The time commitment for volunteering is flexible and based on individual availability. Most correspondence can be done by phone, mail or email, eliminating the need to come to the offices on a regular basis. Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care serves most of Connecticut. That means that volunteers serve close to home or work.
Should you or someone you know be interested in Volunteering or Interning with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care please visit http://www.seasons.org/page/Volunteering or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 203-490-1155. Many patients and families are forever changed by their hospice volunteer. I would be honored to speak to about our Hospice organization.
Sincerely, Darlene Miakos, Volunteer Services
About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1-E, Middlebury, CT 06762, US
Honoring Life Offering Hope
Our Vision is to:
- recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care;
- support our staff so they can put our patients and families first;
- find creative solutions which add quality to life;
- strive for excellence beyond accepted standards;
- increase the community's awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Giving Meaning to Every Minute
In every life situation we have a choice as to how we react. At no time is this more profound than in facing the end of life or the death of a loved one.
These months, days, weeks and moments can be among life's most precious - and that is precisely the reason that Seasons Hospice exists. We will do everything in our power to ease pain and provide physical and emotional comfort and support for our patients and their families and friends.
Support When You Need It Most
Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with an ongoing mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. The caregivers at Seasons Hospice hold steadfast to the patient/family focus of hospice care.
We recognize that individuals and families are the experts in their own care, and we continuously strive for excellence beyond accepted standards.
We are born into a world of comfort, warmth and love, and it our belief that we should all leave this world in the same way. To further that goal, we work with communities to increase the awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Our Promise to You
People facing a terminal condition often express the same concerns. They worry about pain and fear abandonment. To ease these universal apprehensions, Seasons Hospice makes two promises to our patients and their families.
We promise to enhance the quality of time by ensuring that neither pain nor declining symptoms will diminish the character of a patient’s remaining days, weeks or months.
The second promise we make to our patients and families is that they will not feel alone.
Seasons Hospice engenders hope in the lives of its patients and their family members. We are here for you.
We'll work with your schedule.
near your home or office1579 Straits TurnpikeMiddlebury, CT 06762
- Veteran Care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Hospice Care
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- we work around your personal schedule
- TB testing (paid for by Seasons Hospice)