Would you like to be a friend? Talk, play cards, watch a movie?


(41.048885,-80.35593)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

3124 Wilmington RoadNew Castle, PA 16105

To be invited to spend the last months, weeks, and days of a person's life is and honor and a privilege - Volunteer.

About

Would you like to be a friend to a hospice patient and their family? Do you have a couple hours a month to visit a hospice patient; play cards, watch a movie together, talk about life experiences, celebrate birthdays and holidays?

Hospice is a medical specialty dedicated to the supoort and care of persons with limited life expectancies so they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice is about living - maintaining a quality of life for each patient in our care.

Patient Visitor Specialists (volunteers) for Kindred Hospice provide friendly visits to patients at healthcare facilities or in their home. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to provide companionship to patients at a designated facility that Kindred provides hospice care to patients that reside there.

Current facilities in Mercer County that Kindred visits are Avalon Springs and Countryside nursing home. We may add additional facilities to our visits dependent on the request of the patient/family.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER?

  • The desire to give your time, talents and heart in support of hsopice patients and their family. Volunteers schedule monthly visits based on their availability. Visits with patients range fron 1/2hour to two hours, weekdays or weekends.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete volunteer orientation/training. Weekend training classes are available.
  • Tuberculosis Testing - this is required when visiting patients. Volunteers are tested annualy by a Kindred Nurse at the expense of Kindred.
  • Criminal background check.

To learn more or if you have questions please contact Kelly Backo:

kelly.backo@gentivia.com 412-551-8654

To be invited to spend the last months, weeks, and days of a person’s life is an honor and a privilege - Volunteer!

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Tuberculosis Test

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