Veteran Hospice Volunteer
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Healing Care Hospice is proud to be a part of the "We Honor Veterans" Program, a collaboration between the VA and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Healing Care Hospice is seeking Veteran military personnel to become a part of our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program providing visitation to home-bound and/or bed-bound terminally ill patients.
Veteran Hospice Volunteers are key components to our Hospice care plan as they solely provide companionship, a unique shared language and experience to our patients.
Veteran volunteers have a unique ability to create rapport and support Veterans who are at the end of their road. Veteran volunteers do not perform any hands-on care, but may assist with:
- Providing companionship to Veteran patients
- Conversation, story-telling and listening
- Facilitating life review
- Playing cards/board games
- Helping with letter writing
- Providing respite for caregivers
- Participating in Veteran pinning ceremonies
- Assisting in replacing lost medals
Veterans volunteers must be Veterans. A Veteran is defined as a person who has served in a military force. Veteran volunteers must have a professional appearance, maintain good health, respect patients' confidentiality, and be reliable, honest, dedicated and flexible.
*Veteran volunteers must be aware and understanding of special circumstances/situations regarding patients, families and caregivers.
If you have a few free hours a week and a desire to have an impact in someone else's remaining time, please consider applying today! No previous experience is needed; we will providing specialized training. We openly welcome you to join our team and touch the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Apply today, become a hero tomorrow!
About Healing Care Hospice
8255 Firestone blvd, Suite 403, Downey, CA 90241, US
At Healing Care Hospice, our mission is to provide compassionate and skilled hospice care so that our patients and their families can live in comfort, have peace of mind, and experience healing when cure is not possible. We aim to enhance quality of life and preserve dignity throughout the progression of a life-limiting illness by focusing intently on the individual needs of each patient and family. We look at the patient and the family as a single unit and recognize that family support is essential to quality hospice care.
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on enhancing quality of life and preserving dignity for a person with a life-limiting disease. The focus of hospice is on comfort and support rather than curative treatment. Hospice care relies on the combined knowledge and skills of a team of professionals to coordinate care tailored to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and family. Hospice care is typically provided in the patient’s home, but it may also be provided in assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and freestanding hospice centers.
Hospice Means Healing
Our approach to care is based on our belief that we can make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families. Our name begins with healing because we understand that while cure is not always possible, healing is. We strongly believe that quality hospice care promotes not only physical comfort, but also emotional and spiritual healing for the patient and family. We provide ongoing grief and bereavement support to help the patient and family cope with the many losses that occur during the course of a terminal illness, and we encourage and support the patient and family to seek out opportunities for personal growth, reconnection, and reconciliation.
We'll work with your schedule.
8255 Firestone Blvd.Suite 403Downey, CA 90241
- Mental Health
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We ask that all volunteers have an availability of at least 2-4 hours a week to make visits to our patients.