Patient Companion Volunteer Agape Hospice

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Agape Hospice

Agape Hospice

Are you a compassionate person looking to provide loving kindness, comfort and support? Patient Companion Volunteers visit with home care patients who may be lonely and help family members who may be emotionally overwhelmed. These volunteers help provide socialization to patients by reminiscing, reading, listening to music and assisting with other meaningful activities. Patient Companion Volunteers also provide caregivers with a break from their daily routine of caring for their terminally ill loved one. This allows the caregiver time to shop or run errands while the volunteer spends time "sitting" with the patient. Volunteers find this work to be truly meaningful. Companionship visits are generally 1-2 hours weekly; respite visits are usually 3-4 hours weekly. Some patient needs are every other week only.

Our Volunteer Coordinator offers frequent new volunteer training sessions at our Spartanburg office and works with the volunteer as they become more comfortable in their role. The volunteer training program must be completed before service can begin. Volunteer training covers the goals and philosophy of hospice care, how to comfort and support patients and their families, and how to handle emergency situations.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Agape Hospice! Hospice volunteers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve, the hospice team of which they are a part, and the families and friends of the terminally ill.

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About Agape Hospice

Location:

516 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, US

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive end of life care to individuals and their families in a compassionate, faith-based environment and dignified environment.

Description

Agapé Hospice provides compassionate care in an embracive and faith-based manner. We are founded on providing the most service and comfort possible to residents and their families, as this is an important time in each of their lives.

The goal of hospice services is to provide the most comfortable environment for those suffering from a terminal illness. Some choose to receive home hospice services, which allow them to spend their final days surrounded by loved ones in their home. For others, hospice in facilities is the better option. Agapé Hospice provides both home hospice and inpatient hospice services.

With over 20 locations throughout South Carolina, Agapé Hospice offers treatment and support aimed at providing a better quality of life for individuals who are in the final stages of their illness. Our staff provides end-of-life care services in a faith-based and multicultural environment that creates a peaceful and comfortable space for patients and their families.

Our faith guides us through each day and we aim to provide you with that same endearing passion. Our President is a Christian minister, leading us with not only physical and emotional support, but also spiritual guidance. We always treat everyone we know with plenty and equal amounts of attention and support.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

516 East Main StreetSpartanburgSpartanburg, SC 29302

(34.95322,-81.91903)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • Sewing
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4-12 hours monthly
  • Junior Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian consent. TB testing may be required and is offered for free to volunteers in training. Two professional reference are required, and the national sex offender registry is checked.

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