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Compassus

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 17 people are interested

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your community? Are you considering a career in healthcare, social work or psychology? Compassus will provide you the training and support to explore career options while making a true difference in the lives of others!

Students will have an opportunity to learn about utilizing a holistic approach to patient care, collaborate with the treatment team, attend interdisciplinary meetings, grief and loss, gerontology, family systems and so much more! You will not only be able to shadow and observe staff, but actually have direct interactions with patients and families!

Hospice is about giving comfort and hope and improving quality of life during an individual's last months of life. If you have a heart full of compassion, we would love to speak with you about visiting some of our patients!

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About Compassus

Location:

Hospice, 2101 Oregon Pike, Suite 301, Lancaster, PA 17601, US

Mission Statement

At Compassus our mission is serving terminally ill patients and families with Compassion, Integrity and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest comfort and care for those who experience one of life's most intimate and challenging moments. Compassus volunteers are an integral part of our patient and family care. Volunteers give time, talent, energy and ideas for end of life comfort, enhanced quality of life, hope and happiness. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, join our team as a Compassus colleague- you help everyone succeed!

Description

Comapssus is searching for reliable, compassionate volunteers to visit with patients in Lancaster County.

I would love to have volunteers who are willing to do any of the following:

  • share companionship/ social visits with patients
  • spend time doing directed activities with our Alzheimer's/ Dementia patients
  • provide music therapy
  • share the gift of pet therapy
  • help out in the office
  • do activities with other Compassus Volunteers as a group at local nursing home or assisted living
  • make bereavement calls with families who have recently had a loss
  • work from your home to make crafts to be presented to Compassus Hospice patients
  • take a patient outside
  • help patients stay focused a meal time
  • provide short periods of respite care for caregivers
  • give the gift of presence or hold the hand of a patient who is non-verbal
  • take a patient to an activity at their facility
  • Provide support for our Veterans Program - www.wehonorveterans.com

Orientation and training will be provided at your convenience. I can help you with ideas/ activities for your patient visits if needed. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. If you are interested in volunteering your time please let me know... we would be honored to have you as a part of the Compassu family.

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2101 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA 17601

(40.08139,-76.29258)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1hr/week or 4hrs/month for 6-12/months
  • TB Test, transportation

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