Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
What is hospice? Hospice is a specialized type of care designed to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. The goal is to raise the patient's quality of life in a humane and compassionate way so that they may live each day pain-free, with as much comfort and dignity as possible.
Grace Hospice: We are a locally owned community of dedicated professionals committed to providing an all-encompassing approach to end of life care. The hospice team supports patients and their families thought the work of physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement specialists and volunteers.
The Volunteer Program
Because everyone has unique talents and skills, volunteer tasks are assigned based on what you enjoy doing. Most volunteer opportunities are flexible in time. Volunteer training and educational volunteer in-services are being provided by Grace Hospice throughout the year.
Patient Companions: Share your friendship with patients and family members wherever they call home. Patient companions are not expected to provide personal care to patients. Social visits time are flexible and at a location near you. Grace Hospice services a radius of 50 miles from our Tulsa office including Bartlesville! On average volunteers visits their assigned patient 3-4 times a month for an hour each, but any time helps!
Caregiver relief: Sit with the patient up to 4 hours to provide respite for the Caregiver. Volunteer patient companions do not provide personal care to patients.
BEST (Bedside Emotional Support Team): This group of volunteers provide a loving, caring and peaceful atmosphere when a patient requires additional emotional support. Volunteer with this specialized training may sit at the patient’s bedside for shifts lasting up to 4 hours.
Music Therapists: Play soothing instruments to patient and families in care facilities.
Administrative Assistant: Help with various administrative duties and/or light office maintenance from our Grace Hospice office.
Beautician: Provide haircuts and nail care to hospice patients.
Pet Therapist: Share the love of your licensed therapy pet with hospice patients and family members.
Event Assistant: Assist staff during events affiliated with Grace Hospice.