"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring..." --Leo Buscaglia, Love: What Life Is All About
Simple, right? The only skills you need to become a Grace Hospice Volunteer Visitor are compassion for another human being at the end of his or her life and the true desire to help. We provide free hospice training and support, and YOU decide how often you are able to visit patients. You can visit people in your own community and make a difference in a patient’s life. You must be at least 18 and have reliable transportation.
For each staff member to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs the quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those who choose not to seek agressive medical care at the end stage of life. Hospice care focuses on making the patient comfortable and pain-free, but it is not just for the patient. It also provides emotional support for the entire family. The care includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, chaplains and VOLUNTEERS. They work together focusing on the patient's needs, whether physical, psychological or spiritual.
Volunteers receive 10-12 hours of training. Some of the things our Direct Patient Care Volunteers can do: Provide companionship and emotional support, offer friendly visits, read to/with the patient, watch TV with the patient, play card games or board games, stay with the patient so that the caregiver can feel comfortable leaving the patient to do errands, pick up some groceries for the family, prepare light meals, make a memory book for/with the patient...
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
In Your CommunityAshtabula, Lake, and Geauga CountiesMentor, OH44060
July 27, 2020
Literacy / Reading
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Background check, drug test and TB test paid for by Grace Hospice