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Compassionate Ally Hospice Volunteers

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

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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 Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Location:

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

Mission Statement

Our Mission: 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.

Description

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.

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.
  • We promise our patients and families that they will not feel alone.
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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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