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Bethesda Hospice Care

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Are you a warm, caring individual with a few hours a month to give? Volunteer with Bethesda Hospice Care, and help make someone's last days, good days! As a Bethesda Hospice Caring Companion, you'll gain the deep satisfaction of helping people in their final of stage of life to have the best quality of life possible, by providing companionship and a caring presence. Here are some of the things you could do as a Caring Companion - read to patients, listen to their life stories, play music for them, show them pictures, hold their hand, pray with them, share their concerns with nurses and staff, be a supportive presence, and more!

You'll be able to choose when you visit your patients and how many patients you would like to visit, so this volunteer opportunity is a good fit for most schedules. Want to learn more about volunteering as a Caring Companion? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Strassman at jastrassman@bethesdahealth.org or at (314)373-7041.

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About Bethesda Hospice Care

Location:

1630 Des Pere Rd., Suite 290, St. Louis, MO 63131, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To be the premier provider of care and services for seniors in the St. Louis region while maintaining financial strength and providing fulfilling career opportunities. Values - Dignity: To treat seniors and their family members with dignity and respect. Diversity: To recognize the unique qualities of our constituents and appreciate their cultural differences. Generosity: To meet the needs of seniors without regard to their socioeconomic status. Integrity: To furnish care and services with integrity, honesty and high ethical standards. Quality: To provide superior care and services in a place seniors call home.

Description

Bethesda Hospice Care Volunteers provide a caring presence for patients and their families during end-of-life. Our compassionate hospice volunteers read to patients, listen to their life stories, play music for them, show them pictures, hold their hand, pray with them, share their concerns with nurses and staff, provide a supportive presence, and much more!

Here's what Bethesda Hospice Volunteers have to say about their service:
"I enjoy sharing my time with residents. I sometimes sit quietly and just hold a hand."
"I am a good listener, and I provide a compassionate ear."
"I find that my caring presence and conversation provides comfort."

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Bethesda Southgate5946 Telegraph Rd.St. Louis, MO 63129

(38.45553,-90.30632)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average time commitment is 1 - 4 hours per month on a flexible schedule of your choosing.
  • Personal references, annual flu shot (provided free), proof of car insurance, annual training

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