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Grace Hospice-Mentor

  • 5 people are interested
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We are recruiting volunteers willing to sit with a patient at their bedside while they are transitioning from life to death, or "actively dying" in the last 24-48 hours of life. Volunteers will be specially trained to provide presence, companionship, and comfort for patients who have little or no family members to be with them when they are dying. You would volunteer for a shift of at least 2 hours, but no more than 6. Basic Patient Volunteer training is a prerequisite (8-10 hours) and the training to be a Compassionate Companion Volunteer is about 3 hours. If you would like to learn more about this program and consider becoming a Compassionate Companion Volunteer,

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About Grace Hospice-Mentor

Location:

7314 Industrial Park Blvd, Mentor, OH 44060, US

Mission Statement

For each staff member to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs the quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.

Description

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those who choose not to seek agressive medical care at the end stage of life. Hospice care focuses on making the patient comfortable and pain-free, but it is not just for the patient. It also provides emotional support for the entire family. The care includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, chaplains and VOLUNTEERS. They work together focusing on the patient's needs, whether physical, psychological or spiritual.

Volunteers receive 10-12 hours of training. Some of the things our Direct Patient Care Volunteers can do: Provide companionship and emotional support, offer friendly visits, read to/with the patient, watch TV with the patient, play card games or board games, stay with the patient so that the caregiver can feel comfortable leaving the patient to do errands, pick up some groceries for the family, prepare light meals, make a memory book for/with the patient...

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

In YOUR CommunityCuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Summit CountiesMentor, OH 44060

(41.66616,-81.33955)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • TB test, drug test, background check; paid for by Grace Hospice

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