Music, singing and instrument Hospice Volunteer (Wheat Ridge, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch)

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Encompass Hospice

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Caring Hands

Serving and companioning others during the end of life is a profoundly rewarding experience. At Encompass Hospice. we have a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who know the wonder, awe, beauty, grief, and joy that can be felt when we walk with families and patients during one of the most profound times of their lives.

We are always seeking volunteers who believe in holistic care for the whole person - emotional, medical, spiritual, and social. Our volunteers do everything from deep listening, to facilitating life review, to helping keep a safe and comfortable home by helping with small chores. Patients may be in private homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, or independent living.

We are particularly looking for folks that would like to share their musical talents with patients in their homes, assisted living and memory care facilities.

Our volunteers are an integral part of each patient's team, including a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a certified nursing assistant, and a chaplain. Your input and contribution to the patient's care is invaluable to us as we assist people in their journey towards death and the completion of life. We also welcome volunteers who would like to support the mission of Hospice with administrative work - writing condolence cards, after-death bereavement paperwork, and more.

Each volunteer is given 8 hours of training and will be asked to visit at least one patient, at least every two weeks, for 1-2 hours, though visits can be more often if appropriate for the patient and family. We request that volunteers be willing to commit at least 6-12 months of service.



Other requirements include:

TB Test
Ability to pass a drug test, including for Marijuana
Background Check
Valid Drivers Lisence and Auto Insurance
Yearly continuing education provided by Encompass Honor Hospice.
Interested in learning if this is the right fit for you? Contact Volunteer Coordinator at 303-940-9999

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About Encompass Hospice

Location:

1355 South Colorado Blvd. Bldg. C; Suite 604, Denver, CO 80222, US

Mission Statement

To provide a Physician-based standard of care in Hospice that serves all people with the utmost dignity and Honor.

Description

Our compassionate end-of-life care is provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location. It focuses on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both the individual patient and our patients’ loved ones: caregivers, spouses, children, extended family and friends.

We emphasize dignity and peace, controlling pain and other symptoms so the patient can remain as alert and comfortable as possible. Our medical social workers help the family understand and cope with loss; we can also call upon non-denominational chaplains to provide additional spiritual support and grief counseling.

- Assists the patient with the emotional and psychological aspects of dying
- Assertively manages the patient’s pain and symptoms with the goal of minimizing or eliminating pain and discomfort
- Provides medications related to the illness for symptom control and pain relief
- Provides necessary equipment such as a hospital bed, wheelchair, walker and oxygen
- Provides spiritual care support through experienced chaplains and social workers
- Teaches families about how to care for the patient
- Delivers special services like dietary, speech and physical therapy
- Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at - home, or if the caregiver needs respite
- Offers volunteers for companionship and support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locationsDenver, CO 80222

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Drawing
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Music Arts

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours/month

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