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Pet Therapy Teams in Hospice Setting

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Dignity Hospice of Colorado

  • 9 people are interested
Pet Therapy friends
Share your time and your fuzzy friend

**At this time with the COVID-19 crisis, we are not accepting volunteers. We will begin recruiting again once the crisis is over. Be well.

Dignity Hospice of Colorado is building a dedicated, energetic team of Animal Assisted Therapists to serve the Denver Metro area. Animal Therapy Teams are one of the gems of hospice care, offering companionship and joy to patients and their families.
The appreciation of an animal's love can lift people's souls and give them a spark of light and joy.

We provide care throughout the Denver Metro area; the current need is concentrated in Broomfield, Lakewood, Denver, and Brighton. Our patients reside in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, residential homes, and independent senior living apartments. Our hospice serves seniors exclusively, the majority of whom are between the ages of 85 and 100 years, with various diagnoses.

We will assist you as a volunteer by providing extensive training and offer the flexibility of creating your own schedule. A background check, CPR training, Flu Shot, TB test are required but included as part of the volunteer training program.

Dogs and other pets are such a comfort, and a welcome distraction to hospice patients, their families and to the staff at the facilities.

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About Dignity Hospice of Colorado

Location:

400 East 84th Ave. W-202, Thornton, CO 80229, US

Mission Statement

Dignity Hospice exists to provide symptom control and support for persons in the last phases of life so their remaining days are as joy-filled and comfortable as possible. Dignity Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on comfort care to patients and their families. Dignity Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Dignity Hospice exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the support of a caring community sensitive to their needs, terminally ill patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. Dignity Hospice offers palliative care to all terminally ill patients and support to those patients and their families without regard for diagnosis, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, creed, disability, age, place of residence or ability to pay.

Description

Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are in the final stages of life. Hospice affirms the belief that is is important to make every moment of life as fulfilling and meaningful as possible, from the first days of life-limiting illness, to the last.

At Dignity, we recognize that terminal illness can be an anxious and frightening experience for everyone involved. We will utilize our entire team to provide comfort and assistance to our patience and their loved ones. Preparation, information, and support can help bring peace of mind during this difficult time.

Volunteers are an essential and valuable part of the hospice care team and provide various therapies to patients and their families.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 E. 84th Ave. W-202Thornton, CO 80229

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-30 minutes per patient once a month minimum. You create your own schedule.
  • Animal Therapy Training/Certificate, CPR, Flu Shot, TB Test, on-line hospice training, plus Dignity's software training for reporting of visits.

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