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Patient Companion Heros Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Caris Healthcare

  • 16 people are interested


Caris Healthcare provides hospice volunteers to v olunteer directly with patients and caregivers in their place of residence, nursing home or assisted living community . These special volunteers provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support to patients and families.

A few examples of tasks: visit with patient so a caregiver can run errands, help organize photos, letter writing, reading a book, providing spiritual reading or prayer, hairstylists, musicians the opportunity to touch the lives of others are endless!

This is a non-medical position and no physical labor is required.

The coverage area is for Washington, Smyth, Grayson, Tazwel l , Russell and Bristol, Virginia.

All hospice volunteers receive training to ensure that they feel comfortable performing their requested/assigned care activities. You determine the amount of time you can provide, but generally it is 1-2 hours weekly/ monthly .

All volunteer candidates must pass a drug, background check and TB screen prior to beginning service with our organization. Our agency will cover the cost of both the drug test and the background check.





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About Caris Healthcare

Location:

361 FALLS DRIVE NW, ABINGDON, VA 24201, US

Mission Statement

Caris believes all patients and their family members deserve the best care and treatment throughout their time with us. Our nursing professionals, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence, while reflecting our core values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity and service.

Description

Each Caris employee and volunteer is trained through The Better Way program. Through this program, they learn a set of promises that we will uphold with each patient during their time under our care.
Volunteer Opportunities are direct patient companionship, administrative/office work and special projects. We serve multiple counties in SW Va.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Abingdon, VA 24210

(36.7251,-81.9975)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Whatever fits into the volunteer's schedule
  • Drug , TB screen and background check (at our expense) for Patient Care Vols..........Background check (at our expense) for Administrative Vols......Special Project volunteers have no restrictions.

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