The Bedside Emotional Support Team provides a loving, caring and peaceful atmosphere during the transition process or when additional companionship is needed. Specially trained volunteers sit at the patients bedside over night for up to four hour shifts as an additional service to the professional care team. We serve a radius of 50 miles from our office in Tulsa. Volunteers are assigned within their area of preference.
When will the Team be sent out?
Volunteers are requested by the Case Manager when the patient has about 24 hours or less to live and the patient or family gives permission. The team can also be requested when additional presence and support is needed.
What is required to become a member of the team?
All Grace Volunteers must complete the application process and general training in addition to an advanced 2 hour training. An ideal applicant is compassionate, loving and caring and understands that the patient comes first. No previous medical training is required.
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The Grace Hospice mission is to provide compassionate hospice health care services in a professional and ethic manner, earning the complete trust, confidence, and respect of our patients, their families and the communities we serve.
As a locally owned and operated hospice agency, we serve a 50-mile radius from our office in Tulsa and we live in the areas we serve. We are your neighbors. We have a unique knowledge and understanding of the local support and service agencies available to assist you because we live where you live. A surprising number of people on our service are our own friends and family because they know they will receive the best care at Grace Hospice.