Brookdale Hospice Detroit 11th Hour Volunteers
Brookdale Hospice Detroit
11th hour volunteers offer a quiet, comforting presence at the bedside of dying patients. They provide comfort, reassurance and support to family members at a time when they may be feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.
The Eleventh Hour Volunteers are amazing people who give their time, love and support to a patient that is actively dying. There are many people who have no one and are scared to die alone. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer eases the patients fear and holds a sacred space for transition. This volunteer may be asked to give respite to the family. The family needs to take care of themselves during this difficult time and may not want to leave their loved one. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer gives the family permission to leave, take a nap, eat, cry, shower, etc. If they family choose to stay, the Eleventh Hour Volunteer can encourage the family to tell stories and remember (if appropriate). The Eleventh Hour Volunteer is a support to the family and does his/her best to make sure the families needs are met. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer will have close contact and good communication with the hospice team. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer is a special soul who honors life during death. There is additional training for the Eleventh Hour Volunteer.
Must be comfortable around death.
About Brookdale Hospice Detroit
25800 W. Eleven Mile Road, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48034, US
Brookdale Senior Living's Mission Statement is: Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity. Our Philosophy of Hospice is: * providing sensitivity and support for people and their families in the final phases of a terminal illness * enabling patients to carry on an alert, pain free life and to manage other symptoms so that they may have dignity, comfort and quality * recognizing dying as a natural part of life Hospice affirms life, neither hastening nor postponing death. Hospice is about living life to the fullest with dignity and comfort. Volunteers are an integral part, and are a fully integrated component, of our Brookdale hospice teams. Volunteering is more about BEING than DOING - it's about listening and offering support to our patients - it's about helping them tell their story.
Our hospice agency in Southfield Michigan is part of Brookdale's team of 21 hospice agencies nationwide.
Our Goals of Hospice are: self-determined life closure; a natural death; safe and comfortable dying; effective grieving.
Our Hospice Principles include: treating the whole person (physical, emotional, spiritual); emphasis on quality of life, not length of life; considering the family as the unit of care.