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Grace Hospice-Grand Rapids

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What can being a Grace Hospice Volunteer do for you?

Volunteering engages you to step outside of yourself for a minute and allows you to look at others and the world in general through a different lens. It also can help promote your emotional and spiritual growth.

It can promote a deep sense of purpose, help reduce stress and anxiety and promote a connection to others.

Some Volunteers have expressed they feel a connection and closeness to the family members and the opportunity to be part of what is typically a very private, intimate time.

For some, it can be a way of "paying it forward" and cherishing the memory of a loved one they have lost.

Whatever the reason, being a Grace Hospice Volunteer will not only change the lives of our patients and families, it will change your life too!

For more information about being part of the Grace Hospice team, contact Marie, Volunteer Coordinator, at 616.432.2050 or email mraymond@ghospice.com today!

All Volunteers are afforded specialized training, given Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed, become an integral part of the Grace Hospice care team and are provided direct support by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Grace Hospice adheres to CDC social distancing guidelines and agency protocols regarding COVID-19.




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About Grace Hospice-Grand Rapids

Location:

3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, US

Mission Statement

For each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.

Description

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame. The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. The goal of hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life. Hospice care can also be provided in a long-term care facility or an assisted living facility

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Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

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WHERE

Grace HospiceIonia, MI 48846

(42.98726,-85.07111)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. Minimum 12 month commitment.

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