15 people are interested
Immediate need for hospice pet visitors in Bloomington!
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15 people are interested
Create Smiles and Bring Peace...
Hospice provides compassionate care that focuses on comfort, quality, and support for individuals with terminal illness, their families, and caregivers.
What does it mean to be a Pet Visitor? Do you have dog who loves attention and is well behaved? Our pet visitors are popular with our patients and bring unmeasurable amounts of joy and peace. Our pet visitors do not need to be certified as therapy or comfort animals.
Volunteers become certified through Optage Hospice's training program. Optage Hospice specializes in provide comfort care services to people experiencing dementia in the end stages of life. Volunteers must be comfortable with the idea of working with someone with dementia; training and continuing support is provided to all volunteers.
About Optage the Service Division of Presbyterian Homes and Services
2845 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113, US
To honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults.
Optage Hospice provides compassionate care that focuses on comfort, quality and support for individuals with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers.
Optage Hospice Volunteers can serve in their community at any of our Presbyterian Homes and Services locations.
For our volunteers, there are a variety of opportunities to assist with our hospice patients. Some examples are: reading; writing letters; painting nails or doing hair; household tasks; wheelchair walks; socializing; pet therapy; music therapy; message therapy.
Just as 1 Corinthians 12 talks about many parts, but one body, each of our volunteers have many jobs, but one purpose - and that is to give back some of the blessings they have been given. We can (and do!) count the number of volunteers who have served, the number of hours that have been given, and even translate those hours into dollars. What is truly immeasurable is the difference that each of the volunteers has made to the residents and staff members. Presbyterian Homes is known for our Christian culture and high quality of life. This reputation has been built and grown over the years due to the volunteers and how they have faithfully served.
9889 Penn Ave S.Bloomington, MN 55431
August 29, 2023
- Animal Therapy
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum of 3-4 hours per month preferred. Flexible scheduling, cannot be during meal times as animals are not allowed while food is present.
- Background Study required, (including finger printing) TB Test and online training