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Hospice Volunteers - Companion, Music, Pet Therapy, Reiki - Hillsdale

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ORGANIZATION: Ascend Health

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If you have an hour or more per week to give, Ascend Hospice welcomes your gifts of time and compassion, you can make a profound difference in someone's life, including your own. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team. Volunteers are required to follow CDC guidelines, be compliant with Ascend Hospice policies, practices and facility requirements for infection control. At this time, we require volunteers: To be fully Covid-19 Vaccinated, Up-to-date TB tested/screened, DailyCovid-19 self-screened.
We provide all required PPE and volunteer training!

Volunteer Opportunities:
Companionship Volunteers work directly with patients providing companionship, offering friendly visits, reading to patients, writing letters, offering a gentle touch or sharing a quiet moment.

Complementary Volunteers are certified/trained professionals who can provide complementary modalities of reflexology, music, Reiki, & massage.

Certified Reiki practitioner Volunteers to serve our end of life population in finding comfort, relaxation, peace, reducing anxiety, pain relief and providing a comfortable environment.

Pet Therapy Volunteers provide companionship with certified therapy dogs. Pet therapy provides numerous benefits like encouraging movement and physical stimulation and it provides mental benefits like socialization, mental stimulation, companionship, and unconditional love. Pets must be certified as therapy animals by an organization like TDI Therapy Dogs International- see website here http://www.tdi-dog.org/

Music Volunteers specialize in sharing songs or instrumental music with patients and their loved ones.

Bereavement Volunteers offer support to the families of patients who have passed. During the grieving process the bereavement volunteer can be a valuable resource, especially for those who lack a solid support network. They often make phone calls to check up on family members and also send cards of comfort and care.

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About Ascend Health

Location:

1600 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065, US

Mission Statement

Ascend Healthcare believes in providing compassionate care and preserving quality of life for all patients at every stage of illness or injury. Our goal is to relieve the patients burden and ease stress with integrity and compassion, through hospice services. We embrace a holistic and personalized approach, as we care for the whole person, mind, body and spirit.

Description

Founded in 1995, Ascend Healthcare is a non-denominational, multi-cultural hospice and palliative care provider. We believe that hospice services should reflect the life we live - fully with dignity and grace. Our hospice team offers comfort and care at the most sensitive time.

Ascend Healthcare serves all counties throughout the state of New Jersey

Companion & Music Volunteers, Certified Reiki, massage therapy & reflexology practitioners
Pet Therapy Volunteers. Pets must be certified as therapy animals by an organization like TDI Therapy Dogs International-http://www.tdi-dog.org/ OR
Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs - http://www.golden-dogs.org/

Vet to Vet Volunteers.

Governor Phil Murphy signed a new executive order requiring all healthcare workers to be vaccinated and boosted. As a result, all volunteers must received their booster dose by February 28th. Volunteers are required to be compliant with Ascend Hospice policies, practices and facility requirements for infection control. We provide a Quantiferon blood test (TB screening), a MMR titer (measles, mumps & rubella immunity), background check and personal protective equipment, plus volunteer training!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

HIllsdale AvenueHillsdale, NJ 07642

(41.0026,-74.04042)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Music Therapy
  • Wind Instrument
  • Animal Therapy
  • String Instrument

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 3 Hours per week. One year commitment. 18 years or older.
  • Pets must be certified and have updated rabies vaccination

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