Hospice Volunteer, Veteran-to-Veteran Program, Altoona Area

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Kindred Hospice

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Kindred Hospice's Team provides compassionate end of life care to residents of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Centre counties as well as parts of Clearfield, Somerset, Indiana, and Fulton counties.

To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by the courageous men and women who served our country, Kindred Hospice is national Partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Kindred is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Kindred will find tools to help support those they are caring for.

A strong support this program provides is the Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer program. This volunteer role is for a Veteran/Military volunteer interested in providing direct patient care hours through friendly visits 1:1 with our hospice patients in the Altoona area. Some examples of responsibilities may include reading, socialization, companionship, emotional support, crafts, watching tv with the patient, etc. *All onboarding expenses are paid by Kindred.*

Please view this link to hear a unique story from the Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer program -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9W7Y-l1h-I .

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

1701 12th Ave, Building D, Altoona, PA 16601, US

Mission Statement

To honor life and offer compassion to individuals, and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.

Description

Kindred Hospice is committed to clinical excellence in hospice care. We see each individual as more than a patient. Our skilled professionals and volunteers design an all-encompassing program, customized to each patient that addresses not only the physical needs but also the emotion al and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Our hospice teams provide compassionate care for individuals and their families when life matters most.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Altoona AreaAltoona, PA 16602

(40.51785,-78.37853)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Social Work
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typical Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/month
  • Drug Screening, FBI Fingerprintng, TB Skin Test (All Paid by Agency) *Does not require CPR Training unless requested

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