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HSHS Hospice Program

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Hospice Volunteers opportunity - Bereavement
We are currently looking for bereavement volunteers willing to provide support to families for 13 months after their loved one has died. Volunteers can make phone calls to families, visit with family members and send out bereavement pamphlets, mailings to families and helping at related events. You can work completely independently and make your own schedule.

We provide training virtual and hands on training.

Please visit our website for more information about our hospice program: www.hshshomecarecentralil.org



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About HSHS Hospice Program

Location:

2667 Farragut Dr, Springfield, IL 62704, US

Mission Statement

What Does Hospice Do? Provide compassionate care for the patient, helping him or her to manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, and weakness. Preserve the dignity of each patient and ensure the integrity of his/her personal choices. Focus the care on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the person and his/her family. Provide continuity to the caring process, whether at home, in a long term care facility, or in the hospital. Support family and friends during the period of grief and bereavement.

Description

Hospice is a program that cares for patients who are considered to be in the last phase of life. Hospice provides support and help for these patients and for their families. Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care that recognizes that death is likely near and that improving the quality of life has greater importance than increasing the length of life.

The program focuses on helping the patient live well until death comes. Hospice services attend to the emotional needs as well as medical issues. They are provided by a team consisting of our medical director, nurses, social worker, chaplain, hospice aides, volunteers, and volunteer/ bereavement coordinator. All members of the Hospice Team are specially trained in helping people with terminal illness. They know and understand the emotional responses to illness, and they do all they can to ensure that everyday life happens as much as possible for the patient and his/ her family.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2667 Farragut DrSpringfield, IL 62704

(39.79243,-89.70097)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are flexible to fit your schedule.
  • Fill out a volunteer application on St. John’s Samaritan website https://www.st-johns.org/Volunteer/Online-Volunteer-Application-Form and indicate hospice as your interested area.

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