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Do you have an elderly family member, friend, or neighbor who loves to share his/her time and memories? Do you enjoy listening and seeing the smile on his/her face? Then share your gift of time with a patient on his/her end-of-life journey. No special skills are necessary, just that same listening ear, a smile, and an open heart. It will be some of the most rewarding time you'll ever spend! Elara Caring is currently looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. Our volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch old movies, etc. There is no physical care involved. Hours are flexible according to your schedule - weekdays, evenings or weekends. All we ask is for you to visit your assigned patient 1-2 hours per week. This opportunity also comes with three advantages for you: 1) volunteer time may be used toward your high school requirements; 2) a great chance to see the reality of life if you are planning a medical career: and 3) volunteer time looks very appealing on your college resume.

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About Elara Caring

Location:

1530 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44313, US

Mission Statement

We provide you the appropriate type of care wherever you call home. Our team’s understanding of a patient's health needs allows us to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps you comfortable and safe at home. ‚Äč Elara Caring Hospice volunteers are compassionate, giving individuals from all walks of life who share the most precious gift they have - their time - to enhance the lives of others.

Description

Elara Caring is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara brings together three award-winning organizations - Great Lakes Caring, National Home Health Care, and Jordan Health Services - into one transformational company, which provides the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health.

Elara Caring leads patients through the post-acute care journey by providing the appropriate level of care, delivered wherever our patients call home. The company’s intimate understanding of its patients’ needs allows it to apply proprietary platforms to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps patients in their homes.

The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

WHEN

Fri Jul 19, 2019 - Fri Jan 31, 2020

WHERE

Various LocationsCanton, OH 44708

(40.81224,-81.43889)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours per week
  • Transportation to client. Parental permission ages 14 - 17.

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