A massage therapist volunteer’s gift of time and skill completes the circle of care that is offered through hospice.
Hospice is designed to provide comfort care as well as spiritual and emotional support in the final phase of a terminal illness. At Grace Hospice, we focus on enhancing the quality of life and our massage therapist volunteers play a key role in our mission. Grace Hospice ensures that our patients will spend their final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity.
Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective therapeutic tool for pain relief and symptom management. As a complimentary therapy, massage must be appropriately administered by a certified massage therapist.
If you are caring, compassionate, have a true desire to help others and are a certified massage therapist, becoming a Grace Hospice volunteer may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Visit the Grace Hospice website for details or to submit your interest in applying for the position at https://www.ghospice.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities.html. Otherwise, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 616.432.2050.
3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, US
For each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame. The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. The goal of hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life. Hospice care can also be provided in a long-term care facility or an assisted living facility