Aurora at Home is in need of compassionate, caring volunteers to support our hospice patients.
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Being a hospice volunteer with Aurora at Home is a rewarding experience. You will impact the lives of others, develop new skills and meet new friends all while helping people. When you become a hospice volunteer, you help create a comforting environment - bringing patients and their families more joy, decreasing their anxiety and enhancing their quality of life.
Aurora at Home Hospice volunteers provide support through direct patient and family contact, which is given in the patient's home, nursing home, assisted living center or hospital.
Volunteers also provide support though indirect patient contact and bereavement contact.
Direct Patient and Family Contact:
- Provide a smile and companionship to the patient and family
- Visit, share stories, read aloud
- Play a game, help with a project, assist with card or letter writing
- Share musical or artistic talents
- Provide respite care to relieve family members
- Facilitate a My Legacy audio recording between a patient and loved one
- Assist with light household tasks
- Place weekly calls for support
Indirect Patient Contact:
- Assist with clerical or office work
- Assist with hospice mailings
- Other indirect activities as assigned by the coordinator
- Attend wakes and/or funerals
- Make bereavement calls to the surviving family member(s)
- Assist with and/or attend Hospice Memorial Services
- Assist with the Grief and Loss Support Group
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Aurora at Home Hospice - Metro Milwaukee Region
1155 Honey Creek Pkwy, Wauwatosa, WI 53213, US
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all want the same thing as we near the end of life: comfort, dignity and peace. The Aurora at Home Hospice program can help patients achieve these fundamental goals. Our team of caring and experienced specialists will work together with patients and their families during this transitional period, ensuring that they are on the right path to fulfilling end of life needs and wishes.
An accredited leader in the industry, Aurora at Home has been providing care throughout Eastern Wisconsin for over 100 years. We provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients with limited life expectancy. This involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Hospice also provides support to the patient’s family or caregiver.
Our hospice program is designed to help people of any age, from children to the elderly. As a active partner in the We Honor Veterans program, we are committed to ensuring veterans have access to quality end of life care as well. We work with patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living centers or hospitals. The hospice team - which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, aides and highly trained volunteers - works with patients, their medical provider and family to develop the best care plan. Hospice care neither hastens or postpones the end of life, but recognizes it as a normal process. We seek to help patients and their families emotionally and spiritually prepare for this time, while maintaining our goal of helping people stay in their homes whenever possible.
We'll work with your schedule.
Metro Milwaukee RegionMilwaukee, WI 53213
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers must have sufficient maturity by age or life experiences, be in good physical and emotional health and have exceptional listening and communication skills.