Reading Nourishes the Imagination of a Hospice Patient
VITAS Healthcare of LaSalle and The Greater Illinois Valley
VITAS Healthcare is looking for avid booklovers to read to hospice patients in their homes, the hospital or long term care facilities.
Many hospice patients are unable to read on their own. Volunteer readers offer hospice patients the ability to stay in touch with the world around them or the opportunity to escape into the world of a favorite novel for a short time. By taking a small amount of time out of your busy work or school week you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.
This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. Your commitment is completely up to you, whether you spend one day a week or one day a month. Your time is always appreciated.
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About VITAS Healthcare of LaSalle and The Greater Illinois Valley
105 Marquette Street, Suite A, LaSalle, IL 61301, US
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.