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Great Lakes/Elara Caring

Elara Caring, one of the nation's largest providers of home-based care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.

Volunteers are needed to visit with patients and engage them in activities such as playing music, singing, working on a craft project, sharing a special event, or simply providing companionship through listening, talking or holding a hand. Volunteers can sometimes provide respite care, allowing family members to take a much-needed break.

There are also volunteer opportunities within the Elara Caring Hospice office, assisting staff with mailings, filing, data entry and other special projects.

Elara Caring is also looking for pet therapy volunteers. These volunteers, along with their trained pet companions, visit Hospice patients in facilities. dogs must be certified in order to visit patients.

Hours are very flexibly, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically we ask that you visit your assigned patient 1-2 times per month, or help in the office 1-2 times per month.

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About Great Lakes/Elara Caring

Location:

9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64114, US

Mission Statement

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place

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

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Jackson, Cass, and Johnson CountiesKansas City, MO 64114

(38.95467,-94.59856)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Spanish
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 visits per month
  • TB Skin testing and urine drug testing are required and are provided at no charge by this agency.

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