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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento

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VITAS

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, said, "The primary needs of the terminally ill are spiritual. More than anything else the dying need meaning, hope and love." They are also looking for acceptance, an ultimate spiritual source and for dignity.

Spirituality is awareness and connection to a higher power or divine presence, a harmonious relationship or a connection with self, nature, or community, enabling a person to discover the essence of their being.

VITAS Volunteers can assist with spiritual care by...
-Being present with the patient and family
-Listening with sensitivity and openness
-Honoring and respecting the patient's faith traditions
-Encouraging practice of spiritual rituals such as meditation, or scripture reading or prayer.

Remember all members of the VITAS team provide spiritual support. We do this by listening, caring, demonstrating empathy all without judgment.

For more information about VITAS visit VITAS.com

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About VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento

Location:

2710 Gateway Oaks Blvd. Ste. 100 South, Sacramento, CA 95833, US

Mission Statement

VITAS 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. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Heatlhcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Seniors
Women
Faith-Based, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Sacramento and surround areasSacramento, CA 95605

(38.59747,-121.53129)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Visit one patient once a week for 30 minutes.

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