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Take Care of Pets for Hospice Patients

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Ascend Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested

We are launching a brand new program called Pet Peace of Mind. This will be for the volunteer who loves to help and take care of animals but maybe aren't so keen on visiting patients. This volunteer would be responsible to go into patient's and caregivers homes in order to empty the litter box or walk the dog or simply to provide companionship for a lonely animal.

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About Ascend Hospice

Location:

10571 Telegraph Rd. Ste 203, Glen Allen, VA 23059, US

Mission Statement

Mission: The Ascend family of brands is dedicated to providing innovative, quality care and wellness to our communities to help people live better lives. Vision: To be recognized as a trustworthy leader in health and wellness programs, products, and services; to exceed the expectations of those who rely on us for quality healthcare and wellness options; and to approach the rapidly changing healthcare industry with integrity, passion, and purpose. Values: PEOPLE PRIDE PASSION PURPOSE

Description

Ascend Hospice is a for-profit hospice company with a growing presence in the greater Richmond area of central Virginia. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and services to terminally ill clients and their families in their homes and residence facilities. We seek to care for the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. To that end, we provide support services (social work, chaplaincy, etc.) and alternative therapies (aroma, pet, massage, etc.), in addition to quality medical care. We believe that comfort and compassion should be available to those who have moved beyond curative medicine. Our goal is to preserve dignity and emphasize the importance of quality of life as we seek to help create a meaningful final chapter in the lives of our clients and their families.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Richmond-area homes & facilitiesMidlothian, VA 23114

(37.48904,-77.66507)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours a month
  • This volunteer will be taking care of patient's and their caregivers pets (dogs or cats). Volunteer cannot be afraid of animals. Requires a strong desire for helping animals and being their companions.

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