Hospice Training in Barrington - Become a Care Companion!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Volunteer: In your community - Cook & Lake CountyTraining is at: Pepper Family Hospice CareCenterBarrington, IL 60010

While working at the Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter (405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington), volunteers support patients, families and staff in an acute-care, fast-paced environment. This 16-bed homelike hospice center is nestled in a beautifully wooded area with picnic and play areas and miles of walking paths. Unique and meaningful assignments include: Hospitality Volunteer, CNA Assist, Care Companion, Baker/Shopper Volunteer and Activity Volunteer

About

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare's Care Companion volunteers support hospice patients and families in their home, which may be a private residence or senior living community.

A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support, and, above all, offer a presence, an ear to listen to stories and an understanding smile. You do not provide hands on medical care--you're just a friend because often our patients can feel lonely and isolated!

Care Companions also provide respite support so tired, stressed caregivers can take a much-needed break. JourneyCare supports pediatric patients as well and also needs volunteers who can support those families, perhaps by doing some light housekeeping or spending time with the patient's siblings.

JourneyCare's service area includes 10 counties and we are in great need of volunteers in the Cook and Lake County areas. Please join us at this volunteer orientation in Barrington to learn more!

We will cover the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help (we offer 50+ volunteer roles!), Communication, Boundaries & Confidentiality and Documentation. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. After the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.

Please fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and register for this class here: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Pediatrics
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Periodic or routine visits (2-6 times/month)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
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