11th Hour Vigil for the Terminally Ill

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La Diferencia Hospice

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A basic principle of hospice care is that no one should die alone without the supportive presence of loved one. The Eleventh hour volunteers are given tools to know how to keep vigil to provide a comforting presence needed by patients in their final hours of life.

Patients who have little or no family members nearby often find themselves isolated and alone during their last days. A trained volunteer can help fill the need for comfort and provide a healing touch in the last days or hours when a loved-one is not available or when family needs to step away and support themselves.

You will be trained on what happens to the body before he or she passes. Volunteers are scheduled in shifts, usually in 2-3 hour bocks of time, with the goal of providing a constant vigil, either with other volunteers, staff, family members or friends.

Here are the 7 things you can do as an 11th hour volunteer:

1. Being a calm presence during a potentially difficult time
2. Sitting with the patient and/or family
3. Talking softly or singing to the patient
4. Sharing a sacred silence
5. Holding hands and massaging hands
6. Praying, reading inspirational books
7. Honoring cultural and faith traditions of the patient

This volunteer gift allows the patient to transition form life to death a little easier

Please email janet.garza@ladiferenciahospice.com to set up and interview.

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About La Diferencia Hospice

Location:

933 Pleasanton, Suite 109, San Antonio, TX 78214, US

Mission Statement

To provide innovative end of life care that is delivered with compassion and integrity every day.

Description

La Diferencia - The Difference in Hospice Care!

Como Familia - We treat our patients like Family!
We always do the right thing for our patients, we listen and genuinely care about their well-being and we welcome them with open arms and a warm smile. We are proud to be part of La Diferencia (The Difference) Hospice and the level of service we provide to our patients and our community. We bring energy and enthusiasm to the work we do. I have worked as a volunteer coordinator and an LMSW for the last 9 years and I am happy to announce the ability to provide our patients with: We Honor Veterans - Veteran to Veteran Program, Student Internships of various disciplines, honoring patient's Final Wish, Pet therapy intervention, Music therapy intervention, Art intervention and Life Review. The Difference is La Diferencia providing a higher level of quality to all our patients and families.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

933 Pleasanton Rd, Suite 109San Antonio, TX 78214

(29.37486,-98.50488)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Physical Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hour shifts + 10 minutes to document
  • 2 step TB process and Drug testing

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