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Encompass Health - Hospice of Decatur

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Mission statement

At Encompass Health, we believe hospice is not a place, but rather a philosophy of care. Our goal is to bring dignity and comfort home by offering compassionate care to patients and their families during the final stages of life.

Description

Encompass Health is looking for friendly and compassionate individuals to provide sunshine and light to patients during their final months and weeks of life. Volunteers provide non-medical services and respite time for caregivers and family members. As a hospice volunteer, you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do.

A few ways you can help as a hospice volunteer is by running errands for patients and families, playing games or reading with patients, walking and caring for family pets, or even creating a photo album of the patient and their family.

For more information, please contact:

The Volunteer Coordinator

256-355-2759

Thomasena.Black@encompasshealth.com

Cause area


Community

Health & Medicine

Seniors

Veterans & Military Families


Location

1690 Beltline Road SW, Suite B
Decatur, AL 35603

Website

www.encompasshealth.com

More opportunities with Encompass Health - Hospice of Decatur

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About Encompass Health - Hospice of Decatur

Location:

1690 Beltline Rd, Suite B, Decatur, AL 35601, US

Mission Statement

At Encompass Health, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes. We believe integrated care delivery across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients. We exist to provide a better way to care that elevates expectations and outcomes.

Description

Encompass Health - Hospice seeks kind individuals to help ease burdens of families going through difficult times.

At Encompass Health we foster a culture of compassion and collaboration encouraging and empowering each employee and volunteer to keep learning and growing together. Our compassionate end-of-life care is provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location. It focuses on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both the individual patient and our patients’ loved ones: caregivers, spouses, children, extended family and friends.

Our experienced team understands the complexity of issues and feelings that surround hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patient’s quality of life and offer our patients and their love ones comfort, support and guidance when facing a terminal illness

Our Goal is to provide a sense of dignity and peace for our patients, while controlling pain, minimizing discomfort and managing symptoms. We also prioritize emotional and spiritual needs, guiding our patients and their loved one through the end-of-life process.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Encompass Health-Hospice of DecaturVolunteer Services1690 Beltline RoadDecatur, AL 35601

(34.62781,-87.04244)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are flexible and can work with your schedule. Seeking individuals who will commit to providing emotional and social support ongoing on a regular basis.
  • Dedication to helping others; Reliable and Professional; Comfortable with one’s own mortality.

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