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Share The Comfort Of Your Pet Therapy Animal With Terminally Ill Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Compassus Hospice

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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.

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About Compassus Hospice

Location:

1 Hampton Road, Suite 210, Exeter, NH 03833, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based post-acute care services primarily focused on hospice, palliative and home health care. The Nashville, Tennessee-based company was founded in 2006, but its roots in hospice reach back to 1979. Today, the company operates more than 165 hospice, palliative and home health programs in 30 states across the U.S. The mission of Compassus is to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing serious or terminal illness by supporting them with a common culture focused on three core values: Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. Compassus employs more than 4,000 colleagues who provide a range of home health, hospice and palliative services and other resources to benefit patients and families. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality post-acute care in every community in which we operate, and to be both the provider and employer of choice.

Compassus is patient first, always.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

677 Court StreetKeene, NH 03431

(42.95518,-72.29564)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours are flexible - weekdays, evenings, weekends and on an on-call basis. Orientation and training provided; no physical care to patient required.

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