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**Certified PET THERAPY Hospice Volunteers needed**

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Interim HealthCare San Diego Hospice

  • 21 people are interested
Our therapy dog Buddy bringing joy to a patient!

Interim HealthCare San Diego Hospice provides services to our patients wherever they call home, whether it be a private residence or a skilled nursing facility. Our mission is to give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.

Some of our patients have had to give up their pet(s) due to their illness, so a visit from a therapy animal brings an immense amount of joy and fulfillment. Our team has also witnessed the therapeutic component of having a therapy animal visit, such as lowered blood pressure, pain management, tactile stimulation, emotional release, and much more. If you have a certified pet therapy animal we would love to have you on our team.

NO previous hospice experience is necessary!! We provide a comprehensive 16 hour training as well as ongoing education and support. Volunteers must submit to a background check, drug screen and 2 step TB testing provided at no cost by our agency.

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About Interim HealthCare San Diego Hospice

Location:

5625 Ruffin Rd, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

We give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.

Description

At Interim HealthCare San Diego Hospice we provide our patients and family members with a team-oriented approach to end of life care including pain management and emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and volunteer support. We empower patients and loved ones to make informed choices about their care and end of life goals. Our team believes that every person has the right to die with dignity, compassion and quality pain management. We support patients and loved ones on their journey to find closure and meaning in the time they have with our program,

To reach these goals we partner with our amazing volunteer team to provide companionship, respite, family support, pet therapy, bereavement support, administrative functions and so much more. If you are compassionate and committed we would love to hear from you! NO previous hospice experience is necessary and we provide a comprehensive orientation to all volunteers as well as ongoing support and education.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Diego CountySan Diego, CA 92123

(32.81025,-117.13235)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours once a week for 1 year
  • Volunteers must also pass a drug screen, background check and 2 step TB test

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