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APEX Hospice and Palliative Care

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Seeking Bilingual Volunteers to provide companionship, socialization, memory support and/or supportive presence to hospice patients at the end of life, by providing friendly non-medical visits to home and/or skilled nursing home patients. Volunteers adhere to all COVID safety precautions of social distancing, handwashing precautions and appropriate PPE. This MAY be exactly the right time to apply, and receive volunteer training remotely and safely so that as visit restrictions are lifted, you are ready! You might even consider serving with your partner or best friend as part of our Together We Serve program.

Apex Hospice and Palliative Care serves 16 counties in the Chicagoland area, however, Volunteers serve close to home, work or school at hours convenient to you. Our patients in the South and Southwest areas of the Chicago area are in particular need. We never ask for more than you can give. Training is provided free of charge.

If you have a willingness to learn and a compassionate heart, we want to talk to you!
One caring heart is all it takes to make a difference. Volunteering is good for your community, good for your career and good for your personal well being. Join us as we bring quality of life to those at the end of life.

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About APEX Hospice and Palliative Care

Location:

550 Oakmont Lane, Westmont, IL 60559, US

Mission Statement

Our team of hospice experts is committed to providing care for those at end of life, their families and our hospice team members through the practice of Standards of Excellence. Apex promotes dignity, respect, choice and voice as our priority to each individual. Our team works collaboratively with community health professionals you have chosen for a responsive and positive experience. We are with you every step of the way. We believe in Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Innovation and Priority. Apex Hospice and Palliative Care: Your Life...Your Choice...Your Care...Our Priority

Description

APEX Hospice and Palliative Care seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing a terminal illness. We focus on quality of life by providing comfort, company and active treatment of distressing symptoms, with the patient and their family as the focus of care. Services are provided by a team of professionals and volunteers who are physician directed and nurse coordinated. Comfort and coping resources are provided to the family for up to 13 months following the death of their loved one. "Family" is patient defined, and may include friends, significant others, life partners and relatives by blood or marriage. It is the expectation of APEX Hospice and Palliative Care that all employees and volunteers are strongly committed to the dignity and worth of each individual human being. Integrity and responsibility are expected conduct in all contacts with patients, families, other service providers, coworkers and the public.

Health & Medicine
Race & Ethnicity
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Wed Sep 22, 2021 - Tue Dec 21, 2021

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60608

(41.84921,-87.67132)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours are flexible based on personal schedule
  • Background Check, Physical, Drug Screen and TB Testing are arranged and provided at no charge

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