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Joliet Area Leading Facility Activities Volunteer - Love to Care Outreach

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Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

Patient Care Hospice
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Love to Care Outreach volunteer members help alleviate isolation and enhance life quality for residents of long term care residents within the Rainbow service area by providing group activities.

Facilities: Presence Villa Franciscan, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, The Parc at Joliet, Rosewood Care Center of Joliet, Symphony of Joliet, Alden Estates of Shorewood

Day(s) Needed: Flexible as per the event.

Time(s) Needed: Varies

Responsibilities may include:

  • Leads or assists in various group activities for residents of long term care facilities within the Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care service area as part of the Love to Care Program. Activities may include, but are not limited to; music, arts, storytelling, health, veteran honoring’s.
  • Documents volunteer time and patient visit activity in an accurate, timely and objective manner.
  • Maintains open communication, reporting regularly to the volunteer coordinator.
  • Participates in bereavement follow-up with families, as appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Adheres to Rainbow Hospice policies and procedures.
  • Completes the mandatory annual education.
  • Meets all health requirements set by Rainbow Hospice.
  • Participates in volunteer support and educational in-services.
  • Assists in training of new volunteers as appropriate.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Successful adjustment to personal losses and no personal loss within past 12 months.
  • Successful completion of volunteer training program.
  • Clearance from appropriate health screenings, background check, fingerprinting.
  • Agree to mandatory policy statements.
  • Minimum commitment of 1 year of service.
  • Supportive of hospice concept, and willing to serve others in a volunteer capacity.
  • Comfortable working with different cultural and religious values.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Previous volunteer experience preferred.
  • Independent means of transportation.
  • Bilingual preferred.

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About Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

Location:

1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, US

Mission Statement

Empowering our community to live with hope and resilience throughout the journey with illness and loss.

Description

Rainbow Hospice is here to help others navigate end-of-life experiences - just as it has done for thousands of patients and families for more than thirty years.

Our organization also extends comfort and support to bereaved loved ones of Rainbow Hospice patients and to anyone from the communities in the greater Chicago area. Rainbow Hospice serves residents of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will Counties. Rainbow Hospice received re-accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) -- the independent, non-profit accrediting body for community-based health organization -- in spring of 2017. This accreditation assures patients and the community that Rainbow Hospice exceeds the highest standards in home health care.

Through its services, staff, volunteers, bereavement programs and The LIFE Institute for Learning, Rainbow Hospice offers support and education that enables people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and the end of life.

Arts & Culture
Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Volunteer near your homeJoliet, IL 60432

(41.53971,-88.04609)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Day(s) Needed: Flexible as per the event, Time(s) Needed: Varies
  • 3 hr live training,Physical, drug & TB test, fingerprint,Reliable trans, Minimum commitment of 1 year of service

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