5 Reasons to Become a Hospice Volunteer
5 Reasons to Volunteer with Brighton
1) Develop new skills 2) Help a cause that lights you up 3) Meet new people
4) Connect with your community 5) Expand your horizons
Brighton Hospice is currently looking for volunteers in the EAST METRO (St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, Stillwater, Mahtomedi, Roseville, Apple Valley, Rosemount) to spend time with our patients and families.
You can enrich peoples lives by becoming a companion, bereavement, vigil, or office volunteer. There are many ways to make a difference in people's lives at Brighton Hospice.
Some of the activities a volunteer may participate in include, but are not limited to: listening to patient's concerns, being a comforting and supportive presence, holding a hand, baking a cake, listening to cherished memories, giving a hug, being a shoulder to lean on, touching a heart, baking treats, reminiscing with patients, playing board or card games, discussing current events, running errands or doing light housekeeping for the patient and family, encouraging patient to tell his/her life story and recording it on paper or recorder, allowing time for caregivers to take care of themselves, informing hospice staff of the needs of the hospice patient and family, playing music, helping take care of pets, writing notes and memories for patient, sewing or knitting together, singing to patients, reading aloud, writing letters, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, journaling patient's past experiences, painting patient's nails, cooking with/for patient, lawn work, massaging patient's hands, assisting in our office with administrative and bereavement tasks, etc.
About Brighton Hospice
4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 475, St Louis Park, MN 55416, US
Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families. We achieve our mission by hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patient's expectations. We cultivate an environment where our team members are valued, respected, and provided personal and professional growth opportunities. Our leaders focus on supporting the clinical team so they can concentrate on patient care. We are always guided by our commitment to excellence.
Hospice is designed to provide comfort and support to patients, so they may live out the last phase of their lives with dignity in a familiar setting. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last months by offering comfort, dignity and care in a familiar setting, whether that be in the patient’s own home, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility. Brighton Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Our team is made up of our Medical Director, Director of Nursing, nurse case managers, hospice aides, social worker, chaplain, a dietitian, volunteers, and a stellar support team. We are able to provide many levels of care for hospice, including: Routine Home Care, General Inpatient Care, Respite Care, and Continuous Care. Brighton Hospice will provide you and your family with the quality care you deserve.