Hospice patients, particularly those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, appreciate volunteers who talk, read and play games with them during visits. Many patients get very lonely, so the really enjoy visits. Specifically, Heartland is looking for a volunteer to spend an afternoon each week with a patient in her home. Volunteer must be okay with cats. The patient's family will be very thankful the great gift of your friendly presence, especially when it gives family members time to go grocery shopping or run other errands. Heartland serves patients throughout Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. We train volunteer and walk with you every step of the way during this fulfilling and incredible journey. You'll give the gift of comfort, but you will gain so much more! To learn about how to become a volunteer call 734-973-1145 or check out our website: https://www.heartlandhospice.com/find-an-agency/heartland-hospice-services-of-ann-arbor/?contentIdString=14460
Heartland Hospice provides quality care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their families and caregivers. We enhance the quality of life of those we serve through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by using an interdisciplinary approach in delivering care to patients--either in their own homes or extended care facilities--while working cooperatively with other health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.
Heartland Hospice Service serves patients in Washtenaw, Livingston, Wayne and Oakland Counties in MIchigan. Heartland is a non-profit and part of the larger HCR ManorCare/ProMedica network.
Hospice supports, cares for and comforts patients in the final stages of life, as well helping as their families. Heartland serves patients wherever they call home, whether it is a private home or a nursing home or another facility. Hospice includes palliative care by nurses, as well as counseling for patient and family, and pastoral or spiritual support.
Hospice volunteers help patients and families by providing companionship, respite care and emotional or spiritual support, depending on the patient's needs.
We'll work with your schedule.
January 15, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
After orientation, 1 or 2 hours every week
Two tuberculosis (TB) tests, paid for by Heartland