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Living Well/Dying Healed - Hospice Volunteers!

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ORGANIZATION: Endless Journey

  • 20 people are interested
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Endless Journey seeks Direct Companion volunteers to regularly visit our patients in Omaha and surrounding counties of Douglas, Lancaster, Dodge, Saunders, Cass, Sarpy, Otoe, Burt and Washington. Volunteers are essential in providing a companion for persons who may feel lonely as they approach the end of life. Oftentimes, family members who wish they lived closer feel much better if they know their loved one has a special friend who is available to listen on their good days or to simply sit in supportive presence on the not-so-great days. Volunteers need no special skills other than the ability to be present to others in this special time of their life. That said, volunteers have been essential in their presence. Stories abound of how the volunteer was the right person at the right time. For example, - one hospice volunteer helped the patient write letters to her adult children. No sooner were they in the mail than she passed away - so the letters arrived as if a love note from heaven. We can accommodate all schedules - visits can happen during the weekday, weekends and evenings. Training is provided.

Covid-19 has made volunteers even more important. Nursing homes and other senior-services are under-staffed, and the mental health crisis stemming from the pandemic is impacting our seniors as well. Nonjudgmental, calm and supportive companions are life-savers!

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About Endless Journey

Location:

10831 Old Mill Road, Omaha, NE 68154, US

Mission Statement

The Endless Journey hospice experience will encompass the holistic philosophy in that the client and their family will be nourished physically, emotionally and spiritually as they prepare for the end of life and beyond.

Description

Endless Journey Hospice LLC is an independent, locally owned and operated hospice established in Omaha to serve Northeast Nebraska with an alternative for end of life care unlike those currently offered by the medical field. The primary objective is to empower clients and the community through education and to offer holistic interventions to provide comfort and dignity throughout the dying process. Endless Journey embraces the client and their loved ones as they approach the exhaustion of effective aggressive treatment by offering emotional support and education related to disease process and treatment options to improve quality of life. Like all hospices, we provide services to clients wherever they live. This is provided through the traditional hospice team of nurses, health aids, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers in addition to a broad array of holistic providers and a full-time nutritionist.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Faith-Based, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10831 Old Mill Road Suite #400OmahaOmaha, NE 68154

(41.26006,-96.08041)
 

SKILLS

  • Spiritual Healing
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from 1 hour to 10 a week according to their schedules. We ask volunteers to be able to volunteer for a year or more. Training provided.
  • Volunteers need to complete application materials, a background check, and a "two-step tuberculosis screening" which we provide at no cost to volunteer

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