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Kindred Hospice

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Kindred Hospice - Our Care Matters

Do you love reading, chatting, drawing, or singing?
Are you a loving individual who enjoys spending time with seniors?
Do you have a big heart and couple hours a week to share?
Can you make a reliable commitment to someone who may not have many (or any) visitors, or to a caregiver who needs a break while caring for a loved one?

If so, you may be our best new hospice volunteer!

We are currently recruiting for Patient Care Volunteers to donate an hour or two a week to read, chat, sing or simply offer the gift of companionship to our hospice patients who have little or no extended family, or whose families need additional support. At Kindred Hospice we offer compassionate care for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. We'd love your help in providing "circles of home" for individuals entering the final stages of life.

Volunteers may visit patients at home or in facilities. Hours are very flexible (weekends are often available), and the type of commitment varies from patient to patient.

We are looking for volunteers in all of the Chicagoland area, with a particular emphasis on areas south of Interstate 55. We would love to have volunteers who are bilingual, especially those who speak Spanish, Arabic and Polish. We also welcome Veteran volunteers, as we have many patients who are Veterans and would enjoy having a fellow serviceman/woman to talk to.

All volunteer positions require a Physical and two step TB test, a fingerprinting background check, and a drug screen - paid for by Kindred.

If this volunteer opportunity sounds like a good fit, please contact us today!

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

To help patients remain at home and in their own communities, surrounded by friends and family, while receiving the highest-quality, most compassionate home-based care possible.

Description

Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.

Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life's final season. Hospice programs are designed to comfort the patient and family and embraces the classic hospice model.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Locations in the Chicagoland AreaOak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Blue Island, Roseland,South Shore, Calumet Park, Chicago Ridge, AlsipChicago, IL 60655

(41.69315,-87.71233)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-8 hours a month, with a one year minimum commitment
  • Must have a social security # for the fingerprinting, and be willing to get a drug screen, health screen and tb test (at no cost to volunteer).

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