Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer

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UnityPoint Hospice

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Veterans often have specific needs. Veterans often have a particular bond with one another.

To better serve veterans who happen to be hospice patients, UnityPoint Hospice Cedar Rapids seeks veterans to train as hospice volunteers. Hospice volunteer training includes such topics as hospice philosophy, attitudes toward death, preparing for death at home, spirituality in hospice, communication skills, and grief/bereavement.

Once paired, Veteran Volunteers have particular ability to relate and connect with these patients at the end of life, with emphasis on life review, listening, and comforting presence.

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About UnityPoint Hospice

Location:

290 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, US

Mission Statement

The mission of UnityPoint Hospice is to give the healthcare we'd like our loved ones to receive. Our vision is to be the the hospice of choice for end-of-life care. We will partner with patients and families throughout their journey honoring individual choices.

Description

Every day we strive to create a comforting and caring atmosphere supportive to living life to the fullest for as long as life lasts. We believe everyone deserves quality end-of-life care surrounded by their loved ones. UnityPoint Hospice in Cedar Rapids is founded on the premise the patient and family are given the ability to choose the care options that will bring dignity, hope and comfort to the remainder of the patient's life. This individualized patient- and family-centered care is provided to eastern Iowans within a 50-mile radius of Cedar Rapids. Hospice charges Medicare and private insurance and provides free hospice care to patients when services are not covered. We believe in treating the whole person - not just the illness. Patients receive ongoing assessment, support and coordination to help them pursue the goal of quality living. Families are also given the support and resources they need to work through their challenges and grief.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

290 Blairs Ferry Rd NESte. 100Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(42.0351,-91.63564)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Iowa law requires 14 hours of training. Once you are trained, visits to hospice patients most often take place weekly, or every other week (depending on patient preference), usually for an hour or so. Occasionally, respite visits can last longer.

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