Suncoast PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)is a total health care solution for seniors who want to remain independent. Suncoast PACE delivers a spectrum of care to participants - with services available at the Suncoast PACE Day Center and Medical Clinic, in the community and in the home.
Daily exercises and stimulating activities
Musical activities, painting and other sensory activities
Hot, nutritious meals and snacks in a group setting
Socialization and interaction with peers
Education and guidance
Physical, occupational and speech therapies
Transportation to and from the PACE center as well as other medical providers
Day Center Volunteer - Helps the PACE staff with meal times, socializing with participants, and assisting with activities such as sewing, knitting, art, music, games, discussions, etc. Morning or afternoon shifts are available during the week. Shifts are typically 3 - 4 hours long between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. The Day Center is closed on the weekends.
Day Center Greeter - One greeter is needed in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning greeter will sign in participants and hand out badges; the afternoon greeter will collect the badges and sign the participants out.
PACE Home Visitor - PACE participants live in homes, ALFs, and nursing homes across Pinellas County which means that we need PACE volunteers who live in all areas of the county. Our Pace Home Visitors can provide participants with companionship, caregiver respite, run errands, and escort them to medical appointments. All medically necessary transportation, as deemed by PACE staff, is provided to and from appointments at the PACE Center. Volunteers will not be asked to transport patients.
Volunteer Orientation is a four-hour training session for individuals interested in learning more about Empath Health’s volunteer opportunities.
To register for class and verify locations: Please call Volunteer Registration at 727-523-3440. Registration ends 3 business days before the start of training.
Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services, and inspiration through endless encouragement.
Founded in 1977 by volunteers, Suncoast Hospice was born out of the vision of an exceptional group of people who realized the value of hospice care and wanted it for their families and neighbors. Today, their vision and mission remain the cornerstones of our work and organizational soul.
Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving those living with chronic and terminal illnesses, nearing the end of life, or experiencing grief. Suncoast Hospice cares for patients and helps to guide their families as they provide care and make decisions. Suncoast Hospice is community based, offering comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances. Our goal is to help each person in our community maintain the best quality of life and live each day with meaning and purpose. Toward that goal, we continue to add new programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community