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Certified Pet Therapy Visits (Overland Park)

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ORGANIZATION: Ascend Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Pet Therapy

At Ascend Hospice, we service both patients and their families in facilities and private homes all over the Kansas City area in both MO & KS. We invite you to share the bond between you and your pet as pet therapy helps to encourage movement and physical stimulation in hospice patients. It also provides numerous mental benefits for hospice patients including socialization, mental stimulation, companionship, and love.

Requirements include: you pet must have proof of current pet certification and human volunteer must be at least 18 years of age.


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About Ascend Hospice

Location:

4550 W. 109th St., Suite 210, Overland Park, KS 66211, US

Mission Statement

Ascend Hospice is dedicated to providing innovative, quality care and wellness to our communities to help them live better lives. By being a hospice volunteer, you can take great pride in knowing you’ve made a positive impact in someone’s life and in your community. From our teen volunteer program to comforting families during the final hours, Ascend Hospice offers opportunities for individuals ranging in age from teens to senior citizens.

Description

Ascend Hospice, formerly Care Alternatives, is committed to providing extremely exceptional care and services with integrity and compassion. Founded in 1995, Ascend Hospice is a nondenominational, multicultural hospice and palliative care provider built on the belief that hospice services should reflect the life we live - one lived fully and with dignity. With offices in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, California and Virginia, the company currently provides care for approximately 850 patients in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospitals and private homes. Dedicated to a holistic approach, Ascend Hospice’s expert interdisciplinary teams provide state-of-the art hospice care, including pain control and symptom management through holistic and traditional therapies, as well as emotional support for patients and families.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Leawood, KS 66211

(38.9222,-94.62954)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible time commitment
  • Background Check, Medical paperwork, and Volunteer training...all provided by Ascend Hospice. Also, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster (or complete medical exemption form).

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