Compassionate Care Volunteer(End of Life)

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Hebrew SeniorLife

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Provide companionship and support to patients closer to the end of life (life expectancy of less than 6 months). Establish an ongoing relationship with a patient by engaging in quiet activities (reading, playing soft music, looking at photographs etc.), conversation or providing a compassionate presence.

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About Hebrew SeniorLife

Location:

1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131, US

Mission Statement

Hebrew SeniorLifeâ  s mission is to honor our elders, by respecting and promoting their independence, spiritual vigor, dignity and choice, and by recognizing that they are a resource to be cherished. As part of our mission, we accept special responsibility for the frailest and neediest members of our community who are most dependent on our care. We seek to fulfill this mission by- â ¢Providing a complete and integrated spectrum of the highest quality health care and housing facilities and services for seniors â ¢Conducting geriatric medical and social gerontological research to improve seniors' health and quality of life â ¢Teaching future generations of health care professionals â ¢Advocating for policies and programs that benefit seniors and their families â ¢Providing national and international leadership in the fields of senior health care, housing, research and teaching, and â ¢Raising standards in senior health care and housing through innovation and leadership at the local, state, national and international levels

Description

Hebrew SeniorLife is a network of care for the elderly which sponsors Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, a 675-bed long-term care facility in Boston; three apartment complexes for seniors - Jack Satter House in Revere, Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph and Center Communities of Brookline; the organizations's Research and Training lnstitute in Boston; and Orchard Cove, a premier life-care community in Canton. Hebrew SeniorLife also offers services to the community, including Great Days for Seniors â ¢, an adult day health program at the Center and in Brighton, short-term care services, and outpatient clinics in audiology, exercise, memory disorders, osteoporosis and rehabilitation. The organization is dedicated to providing seniors with the highest quality of life through care, housing, research and training.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1200 Centre StreetBoston, MA 02131

(42.29661,-71.13102)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Approximately 10-20 hours of training on companioning patients at an advanced stage of decline • An estimated 1-hour time commitment per patient visit is expected. • Commitment to visit patients as long as availability allows
  • Volunteer requirements: • Compassion and ability to walk alongside others in difficult times • Patience and empathy • Good listening skills

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