Hospice Training in Chicago - Become a Care Companion!


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When

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

Where

Volunteer: In your community - City of ChicagoTraining Location: Rush University Medical Center600 S. Paulina Street, Room 1098 - 7th FloorChicago, IL 60612


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 city of Chicago. Please join us at this volunteer orientation in Chicago 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

  • 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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