Veteran Volunteers for Veteran Hospice Patients
At Legacy Hospice, we are firm believers that our patients and their families come first as well as to provide excellent service during this transitional period by accommodating to the whole family unit with compassion and care.
I would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for considering to be a volunteer with our patients and company. This experience will provide you with a sense of great reward and knowing that you have been able to connect with patients and their families will bring everyone as a whole joy.
While we know that "it takes a community to raise a child", it takes that same community to care for our seniors. At Legacy, we are constantly looking at how we can give back to the communities that we serve.
Volunteering plays a vital role in the hospice program, and you as the volunteer, play a key role. We are intentional in matching patients/families with our volunteers. We strive to provide comfort and excellent care to create the best experience as possible for everyone involved.
We look to our volunteers to provide a variety of support services to our patients. Some examples of what our volunteers can do for our patients are:
- A volunteer who reads to a patient who’s vision has diminished.
- A volunteer who sits beside, engaging in conversation or just to sit and provide company to the patient.
- A volunteer who can create crafts with our patients who are able to do so. This may look like: coloring, folding papers, making safe jewelery (bracelets, necklaces).
- A volunteer who can participate in a game of checkers or other forms of games, i.e.: card games.
In addition to the roles that volunteers can partake in, at Legacy we also have volunteers who have a valid license for an emotional support or therapy pet (approved for visits) and have volunteers who play instruments and/or sing. Furthermore, we have trained volunteers who sit bedside when someone is at the very last stages of life. This training will be provided upon hire to all volunteers.
Each of these volunteer roles bring another level of quality care and comfort to our patients and families at the end of life. As a volunteer, you will give the amazing gift of compassion and often when you give this gift, you also get compassion in return.
Again, we would like to thank you for your consideration in the volunteer program with Legacy Hospice. We truly understand that time is valuable to everyone, and would like to further express how grateful we are that you are taking the time to consider a volunteer role with Legacy Hospice.
Marlena Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator
Legacy Hospice Cares
850 Elm Grove, WI 53122
About Legacy Hospice
850 Elm Grove Rd, Suite 21, Elm Grove, WI 53122, US
We support our patients through their journey. We hold their hand and provide exceptional care along the way. We give each patient the love and compassion we would give our own family member and loved one.
The company was started after we put our heads together and realized we had to find a better way to provide Hospice care. One of our biggest frustrations is the "corporate environment", in which hospice companies take care of patients. Everyone started to become a "cookie cutter" type of patient, whose care did not get the individual treatment and unique management that we believed was required to achieve the best care possible. At Legacy Hospice we recognize the unique legacy that each individual person has and how it is so intertwined with who that person is and who their families are. We never take this information for granted and we labor to position ourselves as an integral part of the patient’s family that gives support and insight to the true essence of who the patient is and how he or she wants to journey towards the end of life. We at Legacy Hospice ask ourselves daily, just how we would take care of our own family, and make sure we translate this idealism to our entire staff and support a culture of true care and compassion that would stand against the rigors of healthcare services today.
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1061 Cecelia DrPewaukee, WI 53072
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work