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Compassionate Ally Hospice Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: AccentCare

  • 23 people are interested
Season Hospice & Palliative Care
Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for Healthcare students who are interested in sharpening their bedside manner!

Many patients with terminal illnesses often need additional support to deal with issues that arise at the end of life, such as facing death and fulfilling last wishes. Developed in collaboration with Wayne State University, this program provides didactic training and experiential learning to pre-med and medical school students. Oriented as special volunteers at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, this program brings students into the homes of hospice patients to learn the gift of presence and understand the impact of legacy projects. For most, this experience is their first exposure to end of life care. We hope to aid in shaping the journey of the next generation of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Students will: 1. Understand the importance of communication skills and bedside manner 2. Develop a sensitivity to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges experienced by patients and families during the end of life journey 3. Connect deeply with the person suffering from terminal illness by establishing a bond of trust 4.Provide presence and listen to the patient's stories in a nonjudgmental fashion 5. If applicable, assist the patient in completing a legacy project. Orientation and training is provided.

At Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care we always work around personal and work schedules. Many patients and families are forever changed by their hospice volunteer. If you are interested in learning more about our Compassionate Ally Volunteer Program, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, Alexa Isenhart, at 203-490-1155 or via email at aisenhart@seasons.org.

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About AccentCare

Location:

1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1-E, Middlebury, CT 06762, US

Mission Statement

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care and AccentCare have united as one. Together we're reimagining care to transform health care - and our patients' lives - for the better.

Description

AccentCare is a national leader in home health services, personal care services, and hospice care, with innovative partnerships and care models that advance the industry forward. We connect the entire home care continuum - from personal care, medical and non-medical home health, hospice and palliative care, rehabilitation therapy and care management services.

We are driven to provide patients and families with easier access to personalized, high-quality care. AccentCare’s proven operational excellence, paired with compassionate care teams, allows us to deliver consistent, high-quality outcomes for our patients and physician referral partners.

We have the honor of working with more than 60 of the country’s most prestigious health systems, physician practices and joint venture partners to provide care to more than 200,000 patients and their families each year. AccentCare brings together innovation, technology and clinical excellence to reimagine care.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1579 Straits Turnpikenear your home or officeMiddlebury, CT 06762

(41.55191,-73.095)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • around your personal schedule
  • TB testing (paid for by Seasons)

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