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Share the gift of music with Hospice patients

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ORGANIZATION: APEX Hospice and Palliative Care

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You can bring comfort to patients and their families by sharing you musical gifts. There are opportunities to share in a 1:1 setting with patients and in a facility group setting.
Music is known to have a profound effect on a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being. Research shows that music can help ward off depression, manage stress and help with pain management. Music creates a space to express feelings, enhance memory, promote movement and ease muscle tension.

"As people face a terminal illness and are confined to a hospital bed or hospice room, music can provide a great source of solace." Science Daily

If you love to sing, play an instrument, or listen to music, then we want you to join our volunteer team! Many of our patients would love to hear music - in any form - and would welcome the opportunity to have you visit and bring the gift of your music. Your gift of music will make life more pleasant for individuals during their end of life transition.

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About APEX Hospice and Palliative Care

Location:

510 Oakmont Lane, Westmont, IL 60559, US

Mission Statement

Our team of hospice experts is committed to providing excellent care that promotes dignity, respect, choice and voice to those patients and their families with a chronic or end of life illness.

Description

APEX Hospice and Palliative Care seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing a terminal illness. We focus on quality of life by providing comfort, company and active treatment of distressing symptoms, with the patient and their family as the focus of care.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Apex team and can find meaning, purpose and peace in supporting patients and loved ones during this time. Apex Hospice has successfully placed volunteers in roles that add to the quality of life of the patient and family while using the gifts of the volunteers. Learn more about volunteering as a patient companion, music companion, respite caregiver or errand runner .

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Westmont, IL 60559

(41.79762,-87.97758)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Hospice Care
  • Singing
  • Elder care
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • String Instrument

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for at least a 6 month commitment. Assignments are flexible, close to home or work and are based on your availability.
  • Background Check, TB Testing, Drug Screen and Physical are provided free of charge. COVID vaccines are required for all direct patient contact volunteers.

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