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Become a Hospice Volunteer in the New Year!

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ORGANIZATION: UnityPoint Hospice & Taylor House

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Be a part of our top ranked, non-profit hospice team! Hospice volunteers are a vital part of the care and compassion that UnityPoint Hospice provides to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers can provide different types of support, based on their interests, talents and abilities. Some volunteers work directly with patient care, providing much-needed respite breaks to family members, running errands, and lending emotional support and companionship. Other volunteers are called to the mission of hospice by assisting with fundraising efforts, special projects and clerical work that supports clinical services and patient care. Our volunteers are available for patients and families that are in their personal homes, nursing facilities or at Taylor House (our inpatient hospice home).

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About UnityPoint Hospice & Taylor House

Location:

11333 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322, US

Mission Statement

We are your local non-profit hospice! Mission: Improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Vision: Best Outcome Every Patient Every Time

Description

What do you think of when you hear the word hospice? While hospice services are provided for those at their end-of-life journey, the process is really about living. Along with our hospice team, volunteers provide comfort and support for a patient and their family. Our volunteers ensure that each step of the journey for our patients fulfills UnityPoint Hospice’s goal - help patients and their families live every moment.

UnityPoint Hospice in central Iowa is consistently ranked at the top of the Medicare.gov hospice ratings locally and scores above the national average in every category of the family caregivers’ survey results: communication with family, getting timely help, treating patient with respect, emotional and spiritual support, help for pain symptoms, training family to care for patient, rating of this hospice, and willing to recommend this hospice.

At UnityPoint Hospice we make sure each patient is comfortable and receives the best possible care. Join us by becoming a volunteer!

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3401 East Douglas AveDesMoines, IA 50317

(41.62904,-93.54905)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospitality

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies per individual - could be a couple hours a month or several hours a week! Some of our volunteers have more time to give than others. We are grateful to each person for their gift!
  • •Be supportive of the Hospice concept •Have successful incorporation of losses in own life •Have the ability to maintain confidentiality •Show emotional maturity •Be dependable •Utilize listening skills •Have the ability to accept people as the

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