Hospice Companions Wanted

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Loyola Medicine Hospice

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Loyola Medicine Hospice is looking for a few good people who are interested in being companions for those with a terminal illness. As a hospice volunteer you will sit with hospice patients and offer companionship in the form of conversation, playing games, sitting together and watching a movie, being present, and/or reading quietly to them. Sometimes just being there (so they aren't alone) is enough.

Training takes place at our Oak Brook office. Full training is provided and lasts about six hours. Most people do the training over two non-consecutive days, but if you prefer you can do it all at once also. Some people do one hour at a time. It's all up to you and your schedule.


About Loyola
Loyola Medicine Hospice provides quality care for individuals with a non-curable terminal illness and helps families through this difficult time. Our volunteers enhance this focus and provide a quality of life above and beyond what the rest of the hospice team and do.



Volunteer Opportunities

  • offer Companionship to our patients
  • offer Respite Care (be in the home so the caregiver can take a break)
  • offer Light Household Assistance
  • offer Meal Preparation Assistance
  • Spiritual Support (pray with patient/family, read sacred texts
  • Administrative Assistance (at the office or assist with a grief group in the community)
  • Stuff Bereavement Letters at the Office/ Make Copies


Volunteers
Enjoy great satisfaction as a compassionate volunteer who enriches the lives of patients and their loved ones. All you need is a genuine desire to help patients and their families, emotional maturity, the ability to offer assurance and kindness without judgment, and some free time.

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About Loyola Medicine Hospice

Location:

2301 West 22nd Street, Suite 107, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

We are a Trinity Home Health Services agency. We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Description

For patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses or injuries, Loyola Medicine’s hospice program provides compassionate and comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients. Hospice care is for patients with terminal illness or injury and intended to provide comfort and relief from pain, allowing for the highest quality of life possible during the time that remains.

Loyola’s skilled doctors, nurses, therapists, chaplains and home health aides provide care that focuses not only on medical issues, but also emotional and spiritual needs. Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Medical Center. Respite care is provided at skilled nursing facilities or at long-term care facilities in the community.

Loyola’s hospice team also provides support for the patient’s family, providing counseling, comfort and guidance on caring for your loved one with dignity. Loyola’s hospice care team is available 24/7.

Loyola’s Home Health Services and Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care and hospice.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2301 22nd StreetSuite 107above is office. Visits at patient homes/SNFsOak Brook, IL 60523

(41.84532,-87.97491)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Administrative Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week or more if you desire. It's really up to you and what you want to give. No time requirements here. I work with your schedule. It's up to you!
  • TB test required/ drug screen required/ background check required (paid for by Loyola). No TB test needed if you have had one in the last 12 months.

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