Veteran - Veteran Hospice Companion Volunteer-Montgomery Co

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Penn Medicine Hospice

Veteran to Veteran Hospice Companion Volunteers

We are seeking veterans to support veterans on Hospice care. 1 in 4 deaths in this county is a veteran. Veteran's needs can be different than our civilian Hospice patients. Frequently support from a fellow veteran is more meaningful than support from civilian volunteers. Veteran Companion volunteers provide companionship to patients and/or respite for caregivers of hospice patients. You work in conjunction with and at the direction of our interdisciplinary hospice team to provide support to patients and their families. Activities may include reading to a patient, taking a patient for a walk in a wheel chair, life review, quiet bedside presence, respite to allow caregiver to attend appointments and/or run errands. These opportunities are available in both our Inpatient Unit and in patient's homes. Hours are flexible and are coordinated with the patient and their families.

Please contact Eric.Trumbower@pennmendicine.upenn.edu for additional information regarding this opportunity.

Please use the following link to apply https://volunteerservices.uphs.upenn.edu/pages/app:hosp

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About Penn Medicine Hospice

Location:

400 E Marshall St, West Chester, PA 19380, US

Mission Statement

Penn Medicine Hospice provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to the patient, caregiver and family. The mission of Penn Medicine Hospice is to maximize comfort care for terminally ill patients and to assist in making whatever time remains to be the highest quality possible.

Description

Penn Medicine Hospice is a division of Penn Medicine at Home which is owned by Penn Medicine. We are the oldest and largest non-profit home care and hospice agency in Chester County. Our hospice provides care both in our patient's homes, skilled facilities or wherever our patient calls home, as well as our Hospice Inpatient Unit. We have the only Hospice Inpatient Unit in the West Chester area. We are in a designated building, in close proximity but separate from Chester County Hospital.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lower Montgomery CoFort Washington, PA 19034

(40.137,-75.1955)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment will vary depending on individual assignment, but volunteers generally expect 2 -3 hours per week.
  • Must complete volunteer training, provide evidence of MMR and Varicella immunity, annual flu shot and TB screening.

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