Pet Therapy Volunteers in hospice--We have high hopes with the new vaccines that volunteer restrictions will begin to soften and volunteers can begin to see our patients. We are looking for volunteers and their pets to begin the process and start the training, it always takes time to get through all of this. Please reach out if you would like to begin on the road to being a hospice volunteer with your pet.
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 hospice care throughout the Denver Metro area, Brighton, Loveland, Ft. Collins, and Boulder. 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 70 to 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, American Red Cross CPR training, TB test, a yearly flu shot are required, with few exceptions (in the fall), the vaccine for COVID-19 is requested, not mandated 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. You will need to have a dog/pet Therapy Certification in order to have your animal with you during visits. We recommend www.therapydogs.com for your dog certificates. Please reach out with any questions.
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.
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.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
400 East 84th Ave., W-202Thornton, CO80229
April 27, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
15-30 minutes per patient 1-2 times a month. You create your own schedule.
Animal Therapy Training/Certificate, Background check, CPR, Flu Shot, TB Test, online hospice training, plus Dignity's software training for reporting of visits.