Pet Therapy Hospice Volunteers Needed!

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Kindred Hospice

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Pet Volunteers
Kindred at Home Hospice is looking for Pet Volunteers!

"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

  • Lifting spirits
  • Releasing the feeling of isolation
  • Opening up dialogue
  • Providing companionship
  • Providing socialization
  • Creating motivation
  • Making memories
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!

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cicero, Homewood, Oak Lawn, ChicagoAurora, Plainfield, BerwynTinley Park, Crest Hill, Homer GlenORLAND PARK, IL 60462

(41.63057,-87.8255)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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

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