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Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care

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Hospice Life Care is seeking a select number of hospice volunteers who are willing to make a difference to the lives of our patients. Our volunteers are extremely committed and compassionate about our program. Interested volunteers must consider the following:

  • Must make a 1 year commitment
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be reliable and dedicated to visiting patient(s) 1-3 times per week
  • Must be able to drive and must have car insurance
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to pass a Tuberculosis test
  • Must complete our 21 hour Volunteer Training
  • Must be comfortable being in nursing homes and/or the homes of our patients

Our volunteers can provide one or more of the following:

  • Companionship
  • Pet Therapy (Must be certified)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Respite
  • Vigil/11th Hour Support
  • Reiki
  • Spiritual Support
  • Reading
  • Veteran to Veteran
  • ...and more!

We service patients in the Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

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About Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care

Location:

10 Hospital Dr., Suite 201, HOLYOKE, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

Hospice Life Care provides compassionate care to terminally ill patients. Hospice's holistic approach to care seeks to make patients as comfortable as possible, and to mangae symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice services are provided at home, in assisted living, or in long term care facilities. Hospice addresses not only the physical dimensions of terminal illness, but also the practical, emotional and spiritual. As part of its guiding philosophy, hospice pays special attention to the needs of family members as they make this difficult journey.

Description

Hospice Life Care serves patients and families throughout Hampden and Hamsphire Counties. The typical hospice patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less and is aware of the prognosis and consents to the goals of hospice care. The patient's primary care physician works with Hospice Life Care or delegates care to the Hospice Medical Director. Hospice Services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Hospice care is provided by a team of professionals; the Medical Director, Hospice Director, Registered Nurses, Social Work, Home Health Aides, a Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, the Volunteer Coordinator and our Hospice Volunteers.

The team provides increased emotional and practical support for the patient and family by 24/7 RN availability for problems or emergencies and additional help with errands, as well as, companionship by trained, compassionate volunteers.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

575 Beech StreetHolyoke, MA 01040

(42.20037,-72.62755)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Music Therapy
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 Year or Longer
  • 1-3 Hours Per Week

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