Hospice Vigil Volunteer

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AseraCare

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Be with someone in their last moments. As a vigil volunteer of AseraCare, you will provide on-call support to patients and families in the last 24-48 hours of life.

Vigil volunteers will:

  • Create a calming and peaceful environment for patients who are actively dying/imminent (i.e. play music, talk with a patient who is not responsive)
  • Provide gentle touch to the hand, back, arms, shouldar or hold hands
  • Be a support system for family and friends near, and post, death of a patient

As a vigil volunteer, please remember the following:

  • You must be comfortable with, and able to talk about, death and dying
  • During a vigil, a patient could pass in front of you
  • AseraCare provides hospice in different settings. A few places you could be doing a vigil at include: a patients home, a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility
  • Vigils take place in the last hours before death. You will need to be available to work during the day, night, and sometimes overnight
Volunteers are non-medical and do not feed or administer medication to patients.

Please contact Justin Kamimoto, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.

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About AseraCare

Location:

650 W. Alluvial Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is: to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family and one community at a time.

Description

AseraCare is a hospice agency that provides care to patient in the end stages of life. We serve patients in their own homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

We focus on serving the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of our team, patients and families with a sense of compassion, urgency and customer service. AseraCare is passionate about creating a culture that is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering which finds expression through the ongoing gentle acts of kindness, sympathy and compassion. Volunteers at AseraCare will be a friend in someones end of life journey to ensure they are comfortable.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

650 W. Alluvial AvenueFresno, CA 93711

(36.84497,-119.80436)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible time committment
  • Two-step TB Test, Flu Shot

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