Music & Memory San Antonio - South


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About


Do you have a passion for music? Do you enjoy sharing your compassion with others for a variety of styles of music? Gentiva Hospice is the only certified hospice agency in the San Antonio area to offer a music program to engage our patients that are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease through the use of customized music play lists to the patient's individual liking and played to them through the use of company issued iPods.

Music has a proven effect of stimulating a patient's cognition ability when dealing with late-stage alzheimer's or dementia.

Join Gentiva Hospice and experience the joys of giving back to your community through the use of music!

Mission

To provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life's journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service.

Description

Gentiva Hospice is a team of professionals who provide care to patients and their families with end of life needs. As a key member of the team, our volunteers expand and enhance the quality of life of our patients. Volunteers bring a variety of special skills and talents to share with patients, and offer comfort and support through companionship visits in the homes of our patients.

As a patient support volunteer, your participation in the care team can include companionship to the patient and/or respite relief to the primary caregiver of the patient, writing letters, listening to music, looking at photos, reminiscing about their past, running errands, crochet or knit, providing pet therapy visits, or even preparing their favorite dessert!

When

It's Flexible! We work with your schedule!

Requirements

All patient care volunteers must be at least 18 years old, valid driver's license and complete the application. Successful background check and TB test also required (provided at Gentiva's expense). Training is provided prior to first assignment orienting volunteers to the hospice philosophy, and expectations of the volunteer position.

Gentiva offer's a wide range of volunteer opportunities to suit your schedule and skills. Join our team and make a difference -- to our patient's and to your life experience!

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month, per patient assignment
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