Share The Comfort Of Your Pet Therapy Animal With Terminally Ill Hospice Patients
Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care
The colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of Hospice to those with whom they come into contact. Pet therapy volunteers help by providing companionship and a social outlet to patients, who reside in private homes, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
We are looking for individuals who have an approved animal visitor (dog, cat, etc.) to visit terminally ill patients and their families to provide comfort, joy and companionship. Compassus Hospice will match you and your pet therapist with the patients and their families.
Pet therapy handlers must produce documented evidence of annual reputable therapy pet organization membership (e.g. Pet Partners) and veterinary visits attesting to good behavior, good health and current vaccinations.
Individualized training is provided free of charge. In keeping with Medicare requirements, background and medical checks are part of the training process.
About Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care
170 S. River Road, Building 2, Suite 2, Bedford, NH 03110, US
The colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of Hospice to those with whom they come into contact.
Compassus is a nationwide network of community based Hospice and Palliative Care services, now including Life Choice Hospice and Hospice Advantage. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the company opened its first Hospice in 1979 and today operates in more than 150 locations across 28 states across the U. S. Our nationwide network is a vast resource benefiting both patients and their families. Compassus has a common culture around three core values: Compassion, Interior and Excellence. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality Hospice care and service in every community in which we operate and to be both the Hospice provider of choice and the Hospice employer of choice.