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Feed a Hospice Resident, Feed Your Soul

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Chicagoland Central

  • 16 people are interested

All it takes is compassion and a little time to become a volunteer feeding assistant, which is helping hospice patients during meal times in nursing homes.

Volunteer feeding assistants provide the gifts of sustenance and companionship to hospice patients, who often need more time and assistance to finish their meals. Volunteers are trained in how to make any meal more enjoyable for patients, by being patient and providing a listening ear.

Tasks can include accompanying residents to and from the dining room, preparing residents for a meal, serving the meal, providing encouragement and conversation, cutting food so residents can feed themselves, assisting with beverages, in some cases, feeding residents, recording food and beverage intake.

The time commitment from the volunteer can be as little as one hour, yet the reward is instant gratification.

All VITAS Healthcare volunteers are trained in communication skills, family dynamics, the dying experience and ways to positively affect the patient and his or her family.

Times and dates are ongoing and flexible, and volunteer orientation is provided free of charge.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Chicagoland Central

Location:

1340 South Damen Avenue, Mezanine Level, Suite A, Chicago, IL 60608, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advo cat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Women
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Near your home, business, or school locationsChicago, IL 60608

SKILLS

  • Food Service
  • Aromatherapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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