Volunteers are the heart of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for caring individuals who live in DeKalb and surrounding communities to join our growing team of volunteers. Friendly Visit Volunteers enrich the lives of our hospice patients in their area through regular visits, which may involve playing games, enjoying a leisurely stroll around the nursing home/assisted-living facility, or just engaging in lively conversation. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. You have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients' lives.....a smile and the reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you've got a little extra time to give to a hospice patient, call or email Heartland Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Janine, today to learn more about our unique volunteer opportunity: (815)397-3691 or Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Friendly Visit Volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background/reference check, have reliable transportation, and attend an orientation where you'll learn about the philosophy of hospice and our company, how to effectively communicate with our patients and their families, and the volunteer role.
We, the employees of HCR ManorCare, are dedicated to providing the highest quality in health care services. By ensuring that patients and residents live with the greatest dignity and comfort possible, we will establish HCR ManorCare as the preeminent care provider, committed to standards of performance which serve as the hallmark of the industry.
This level of performance will require:
Employee commitment to excellence in health care.
Attractive, highly functional facilities.
Clear, appropriate and measurable performance targets.
A healthy working atmosphere based on sound, uniform policies; clear direction and lines of authority; a responsive management; and unsurpassed employee training.
Satisfying the needs of our most discriminating customers is the truest indicator of how well we are meeting these standards. By meeting them consistently, we will further the success of this enterprise and enhance the future for us all. As members of the HCR ManorCare team, our exceptional performance will create the greatest possibility for personal development and recognition. Through our success, the company will continue to grow and broaden its opportunities in diverse health care markets.
Heartland Hospice provides care to patients wherever they call home: in the house they've lived in for years, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility. Every patient is different, with different challenges, different needs, different family and friends. So the care we give each patient is different.
Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform. The tasks of volunteers include:
Helping with office support tasks at the agency
Running errands for patients and families
Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
Reading, or providing a comforting touch
Playing or singing soothing music to patients
Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
These and other tasks are why hospice volunteers are such an essential part of the Heartland experience.