"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
Ascend Hospice is offering volunteer opportunities for compassionate, empathetic individuals who want to enhance their lives by giving time to others in their community. We are particularly in need of volunteers willing to make companionship visits to patients in facility settings, and occasionally private homes. Many patients appreciate the comfort and friendship a volunteer can provide, through chatting, a simple hug, sharing a book, movie, or meal, or assistance with a task or errand they can not perform on their own. Sometimes a quiet, reassuring presence is all that's needed to bring deep comfort. There are many possibilities!
Ascend Hospice also utilizes the gifts and talents of alternative practitioners, such as massage, reiki, pet and music therapists. Please let us know if you have any "alternative" gifts you would like to share as well!
Volunteers receive initial and ongoing training. A commitment of 1-2 hours per week for 1 year is encouraged.
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10571 Telegraph Rd. Ste 203, Glen Allen, VA 23059, US
Mission: The Ascend family of brands is dedicated to providing innovative, quality care and wellness to our communities to help people live better lives. Vision: To be recognized as a trustworthy leader in health and wellness programs, products, and services; to exceed the expectations of those who rely on us for quality healthcare and wellness options; and to approach the rapidly changing healthcare industry with integrity, passion, and purpose. Values: PEOPLE PRIDE PASSION PURPOSE
Ascend Hospice is a for-profit hospice company with a growing presence in the greater Richmond area of central Virginia. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and services to terminally ill clients and their families in their homes and residence facilities. We seek to care for the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. To that end, we provide support services (social work, chaplaincy, etc.) and alternative therapies (aroma, pet, massage, etc.), in addition to quality medical care. We believe that comfort and compassion should be available to those who have moved beyond curative medicine. Our goal is to preserve dignity and emphasize the importance of quality of life as we seek to help create a meaningful final chapter in the lives of our clients and their families.