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Our most precious gift is TIME. Share that GIFT and change a LIFE. Become a Hospice Volunteer.

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ORGANIZATION: Amedisys Hospice

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Time is valuable. And, at the end of life, every moment matters.

At Amedisys Hospice we empower our patients to live each day of their lives fully by offering comfort, dignity, and quality of life. Our patient-centered care aims to support patients through a multi-faceted approach: physically, mentally, psychosocially.

There are many ways that you can use your time and talent to add beauty to the lives of patients in your community. Listed below are just a few examples of how volunteers become members of the hospice team:

Activities with Patient

  • Offering companionship
  • Playing games
  • Reading and/or helping write correspondence
  • Arts & Crafts: knitting, scrapbooking, card making, etc.
  • Providing support at time of death
  • Veteran to veteran visits

Emotional Support

  • Making weekly "tuck-in" calls
  • Make bereavement phone calls or visits
  • Participating in memorial services
  • Providing respite for care givers
  • Attending funerals
  • Making spiritual/prayer calls

Administrative Support

  • Assisting with office duties
  • Assembling information packets for patients/families
  • Providing help with bereavement mailings
  • Attending local community service & health fairs

There are so many ways in which you can make a difference. Join us in meeting the needs of others.

Please note: We are taking the necessary precautions in terms of symptom screening, providing protective equipment and encouraging social distancing when volunteers interact with staff and patients.

No previous volunteer or hospice experience is needed. All training is provided at no cost.

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About Amedisys Hospice

Location:

2975 Crouse Lane, Suite E, Burlington, NC 27215, US

Mission Statement

At Amedisys Hospice we empower our patients to live each day of their lives fully by offering comfort, dignity, and quality of life. Our patient-centered care aims to support patients through a multi-faceted approach: physically, mentally, and psychosocially.

Description

As an organization, we strive to provide the highest level of care possible to our patients and their families. In doing so we have developed programs to address the various needs of those under our care. Most notably our veteran's program and dementia care program.

Our We Honor Veterans Program endeavors to meet the unique challenges faced by those who served in the armed forces. By recognizing their unique contributions, giving them the space and opportunity to give voice to their stories, as well as provide them the socialization and companionship of veteran volunteers. Each year pinning ceremonies take place to honor and uplift these amazing individuals.

Our Dementia Program offers specialized support to our patients. Whether it be the use of condition-specific implements to ease day to day tasks, chart-a-life posters to help document patient narratives and facilitate conversation, or items for use in aiding in calm.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2975 Crouse LaneBurlington, NC 27215

(36.06377,-79.49554)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer support is always needed and welcomed. We encourage weekly participation, but volunteers are able to set their own schedules. A minimum of once monthly activity, please.
  • TB Tests for Direct Care Volunteers

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