Southside Chicago Hospice Volunteers Needed

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Loyola Medicine Hospice

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Loyola Medicine Hospice is looking for compassionate people who would like to volunteer their time to make the lives of those who are dying (and their families and other loved ones) better.

We especially need volunteers in the south Chicago area, near Hyde Park and Bronzeville, and the Back of the Yards area. You must come to our Oak Brook office to watch two DVDs for training purposes. After that, you can choose to see patients only where you live and/or in your area. You can pick your own hours.

Most hospice volunteers visit patients in their homes/facilities once a week and stay between 30 mins and three hours. It's completely up to you.

Hospice patients are those people who have been diagnosed with a life expectancy of six or fewer months. As they transition into the finals phases of life they often enjoy talking to new people and their families enjoy seeing their loved ones happy. As a volunteer you can talk with patients and family members and do what you can to help bring them comfort, peace, and happiness. Whatever gifts and talents you bring to the table can be used to improve the lives of others.

Email for more information. Be a light in someone's life. Make a difference.

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About Loyola Medicine Hospice

Location:

2301 West 22nd Street, Suite 107, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

We are a Trinity Home Health Services agency. We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Description

For patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses or injuries, Loyola Medicine’s hospice program provides compassionate and comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients. Hospice care is for patients with terminal illness or injury and intended to provide comfort and relief from pain, allowing for the highest quality of life possible during the time that remains.

Loyola’s skilled doctors, nurses, therapists, chaplains and home health aides provide care that focuses not only on medical issues, but also emotional and spiritual needs. Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Medical Center. Respite care is provided at skilled nursing facilities or at long-term care facilities in the community.

Loyola’s hospice team also provides support for the patient’s family, providing counseling, comfort and guidance on caring for your loved one with dignity. Loyola’s hospice care team is available 24/7.

Loyola’s Home Health Services and Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care and hospice.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4815 S. Western Blvd.(this area)training in Oak Brook. Visit patients in Chicago.Chicago, IL 60609

(41.80629,-87.68315)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • as much time as you are willing to give (usually 1-2 hours a week, just a few times per year, depending on need)
  • drug test, TB test, background check (all paid for by Loyola)

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