"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet"
Are you a loving and kind individual with a fondness for seniors? Do you have a certified therapy animal who loves cuddling with friends? Are you looking for a way to give back in your community?
Kindred Hospice is looking for volunteers with therapy pets to visit our patients in facilities and homes throughout the Chicagoland area!
You and your pet can help our patients by
Releasing the feeling of isolation
Opening up dialogue
Our volunteers are asked to spend 2-8 hours a month with our patients with life-limiting illnesses who are often feeling isolated and could use the furry friendship of a comforting creature. Hours are flexible, but we do ask that our volunteers make a minimum of a 1 year commitment. All volunteer positions require a Physical and two step TB test, a fingerprinting background check, and a drug screen - paid for by Kindred. Therapy pets must be certified by a Pet Therapy Organization (Therapy Dogs International, Pet Partners, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, etc)
If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you we'd love to meet you!
800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US
To help patients remain at home and in their own communities, surrounded by friends and family, while receiving the highest-quality, most compassionate home-based care possible.
Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.
Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life's final season. Hospice programs are designed to comfort the patient and family and embraces the classic hospice model.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
Cicero, Homewood, Oak Lawn, ChicagoAurora, Plainfield, BerwynTinley Park, Crest Hill, Homer GlenORLAND PARK, IL60462
August 28, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
4-8 hours a month.
Certified Therapy animal with up to date paperwork and shots. Volunteers need Physical/TB test, Drug Test and Fingerprinting Background Check