Promote Relaxation to Hospice Patients with Massage Therapy - Orange

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VITAS Healthcare of Orange County

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VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for kind and caring massage therapists to pamper hospice patients living at home, in the hospital or in long term care facilities.

A terminally ill patient’s sense of isolation is often made worse by the lack of comforting human touch.

Muscles may be contracted and stiff. Patients may spend their days immobile in a recliner or bed. Knowledgeable massage therapists can offer compassionate touch, relaxation, a sense of well-being and emotional health. For the volunteer, getting to know someone at the end of life is a gift in itself.

All VITAS volunteers receive orientation in end-of-life care. VITAS massage-therapy volunteers must have a current massage license.

This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. By taking time out of your busy work week you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.

VITAS takes pride in its volunteers, and we welcome you to become part of our team. There are many locations throughout the area you can choose from. Your commitment is completely up to you, whether you spend one day a week or one day a month. Your time is always appreciated.

For more information about VITAS visit VITAS.com.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Orange County

Location:

310 Commerce, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92602, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare 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. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team 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, providing friendly, non-medical direct patient and family care, such as socialization, companionship, outings, playing music, singing, life reviews, light massage, caregiver relief or bereavement assistance to family and friends. We have special trainings and shadowing opportunities so that you are well equipped to begin your patient care visit in advance.

For those interested in volunteering in an administrative role, we have a place for you too! Non-patient support roles include office assistance via data inputting, filing and making packets or check in calls to patients and caregivers. (Enlist a friend and you come into the office together!) If you're a seamstress, making Memory Bears and other items for patients is welcomed. We are always open to new ideas too! So, just give us a call and we can figure out a way to meet your volunteer goals.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All over the Orange County areaOrange, CA 92866

(33.78345,-117.84579)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Aromatherapy
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up-to-date massage license

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