Share the comfort of Therapy Pet with patients at the end of life


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Sep 13, 2016 - Fri Dec 30, 2016

Where

708a Bridgeport AvenueShelton, CT 06484

About

You and your Certified Therapy Animal are invited to join the Caring Hospice of Connecicut Team to visit terminally ill patients and their families to provide comfort, joy and companionship. Caring Hospice Services of Connecticut in Fairfield County is a unique, holistic and cost effective service designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs of our patients and families as they face the end of life.

Caring Hospice Services of Connecticut has patients in communities throughout Fairfield County. We are looking for individuals who have an approved animal visitor (dog, cat, rabbit etc.) who would like to make visits to our patients. Caring Hospice Services patients reside in private homes, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities from Greenwich to Stratford.

Pet therapy handlers must provide documented evidence of annual membership in a therapy pet organization attesting to good behavior and veterinary records to verify good health and current vaccinations.

Individualized training is provided free of charge without the need to travel to the Stamford office. Caring Hospice Services will match you with our patients and families who would enjoy your visits after you have completed training. In keeping with Medicare requirements, background and medical checks are part of the training process.

Skills

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours per month
  • Additional meetings once per quarter for onging inservices and training
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