Seeking Veterans to visit Veterans on Hospice
Penn Medicine Hospice
Calling veterans! Veterans are invited to volunteer as Patient Visitors to other veterans who are on hospice care at Penn Medicine Hospice, either at a patient's home or at our inpatient unit at Rittenhouse, Center City Philadelphia.
Duties: To provide a meaningful visit to another veteran who has been admitted to Penn Hospice. Your visit would recognize the patient's service; lend a listening ear; bring comfort and meaning to the patient and his/her family; provide an opportunity to reminisce; and bring honor and dignity to the patient's contribution to all Americans.
*Be a veteran or an active member of one of the branches of the US Armed Forces; have the desire to recognize and honor fellow veterans; be flexible in scheduling visits when veterans are admitted; have the ability to provide a respectful presence and caring companionship to a veteran/hospice patient.
*Communicate with team
*Days and times will be on an "as needed" basis, depending upon the presence of veterans in our program. When a veteran is admitted to our hospice service, you will be contacted to see if you could visit once, or multiple times, while the vet/patient is in our care.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Penn Medicine Hospice
150 Monument Rd., Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, US
Penn Medicine Hospice's mission is to comfort and support patients and families who are experiencing a life-limiting illness. We accomplishes this through service, educating the public and the healthcare community about hospice principles and practices, and continuing to evaluate and modify hospice policies and services.
Our holistic philosophy takes a pro-active approach to pain and symptom management and recognizes that pain extends beyond the physical. We address the symptoms of each patient's illness as well as the emotional and spiritual concerns of the patient, caregiver and family - assisting patients and loved ones with the challenges that come with death and dying.
Hospice care provides a way for patients to take control of their life and treatment, encouraging them to take an active role in the important medical and legal decisions that affect them and those around them. Our multidisciplinary hospice team provides a wide range of care and support, allowing patients to live out their final months comfortably, in control, and with the dignity and respect they deserve.