I am looking for several volunteers in the Jackson County that would like to just make friendly visits to hospice patients. Hospice patients are terminally ill but can be on services for a long time. They love to have company to just talk about their era or current events, play games, watch TV, go for walks, sing, etc, There are so many benefits to volunteering and when you devote time to a patient there is no greater gift. The appreciation is remarkable and you will get great satisfaction on giving the the most precious gift.... time.... There is training, background check, finger printing and TB tests that must be completed to be a volunteer at Heartland Hospice. We pay for all the expenses. Once you are trained and assigned a patient that you agree upon your schedule is 100 percent flexible. We do ask that the patient is seen 4 times a month.
Our Mission is to enrich lives. That begins with every life we encounter. Our employees, our patients and those who love and care for them, Heartland Hospice is a growing company dedicated to providing compassionate care to our patients with life limiting illnesses wherever they live. A strong component Heartland's team approach to hospice care is our volunteer program that offers human-to-human enrichment to the patient and the patient's family in providing this hospice benefit.
Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide sensitivity and support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice care seeks to enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that the last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a home-like setting. It is the goal of Heartland Hospice to provide palliative and supportive services to meet physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs to the patients and caregivers in the home, health care facilities, or other residential settings. These services will be provided without regard to race, religion, gender, creed, sex or ability to pay.