Promote Relaxation to Hospice Patients with Massage Therapy
VITAS Healthcare of Chicagoland NW
VITAS Healthcare is looking for kind and caring massage therapists to pamper hospice patients living at home, in the hospital or in long term care facilities.
A terminally ill patient’s sense of isolation is often made worse by the lack of comforting human touch.
Muscles may be contracted and stiff. Patients may spend their days immobile in a recliner or bed. Knowledgeable massage therapists can offer compassionate touch, relaxation, a sense of well being and emotional health. For the volunteer, getting to know someone at the end of life is a gift in itself.
All VITAS volunteers receive orientation in end-of-life care. VITAS massage-therapy volunteers must have a current massage license.
This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. By taking time out of your busy work week you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.
VITAS takes pride in its volunteers, and we welcome you to become part of our team. There are many locations throughout the area you can choose from. Your commitment is completely up to you, whether you spend one day a week or one day a month. Your time is always appreciated.
For more information about VITAS visit VITAS.com.
About VITAS Healthcare of Chicagoland NW
580 Waters Edge, Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148, US
VITAS recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.