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Love is a Wet Nose! Join Love On Leashes Pet Team
ORGANIZATION: APEX Hospice and Palliative Care
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8 people are interested
Hospice Volunteer Opportunity
We are currently seeking friendly, well mannered and calm dogs to join Love On Leashes Pet Team serving hospice patients and families throughout the Chicagoland area. We have a special need for Pet Teams available in the greater Elgin area and in the Southwest Suburbs! Opportunities are opening up every day and while some visits are temporarily on hold at the moment due to the pandemic, this is the perfect time to train so that when visits open up you are ready!
Patients yearn for dog companionship. Love On Leashes provides companionship, comfort and even a few wet kisses to our terminally ill patients and families. Symptoms such as anxiety and even pain can be redirected with a friendly canine visit. Pet visits stimulate long term memory support and add to the quality of life at the end of life. You are needed!
Dogs must be certified in Animal Assisted Activities, carry insurance liability through certifying agency, be interviewed and possess the appropriate documentation with both the certifying agency and ours prior to patient visits.
Volunteer handlers must be 18 years or older, and complete volunteer training (self study modules). TB Testing, physical, drug screen and criminal background check provided at no charge. Social distancing and appropriate safety precautions are in place for safe visits.
Opportunities are flexible and based on your own personal schedule, level of commitment and travel boundaries. Serve close to home or work. Volunteers are non-medical companions.
Pamper your dog by sharing the love. Join Love On Leashes today!
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About APEX Hospice and Palliative Care
550 Oakmont Lane, Westmont, IL 60559, US
Our team of hospice experts is committed to providing care for those at end of life, their families and our hospice team members through the practice of Standards of Excellence. Apex promotes dignity, respect, choice and voice as our priority to each individual. Our team works collaboratively with community health professionals you have chosen for a responsive and positive experience. We are with you every step of the way. We believe in Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Innovation and Priority. Apex Hospice and Palliative Care: Your Life...Your Choice...Your Care...Our Priority
APEX Hospice and Palliative Care seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing a terminal illness. We focus on quality of life by providing comfort, company and active treatment of distressing symptoms, with the patient and their family as the focus of care.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Apex team and can find meaning, purpose and peace in supporting patients and loved ones during this time. Apex Hospice has successfully placed volunteers in roles that add to the quality of life of the patient and family while using the gifts of the volunteers. Learn more about volunteering as a patient companion, music companion, respite caregiver or errand runner .
550 Oakmont LaneWestmont, IL 60559
June 8, 2022
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Hospice Care
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible - Choice of service areas and time
- Dog certified in Animal Assisted Activities