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Loyola Medicine Hospice

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Loyola Medicine Hospice is looking for people who would like to volunteer to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. There are opportunities to help here at the Oak Brook office, at Loyola Hospital, at skilled nursing homes, or at patient homes. Hospice patients are those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have a life expectancy of six months or fewer.

Volunteers are needed to offer companionship to these patients, to sit and be present with them and talk with them or play games with them or just hang out with them. Volunteers are also needed so that family members/caregivers can leave the house and go do errands or take a break.

You can volunteer as often or as little as you want to. Most volunteer their time for one patient, visiting once a week for one to three hours, over a time period of one to two months. Then they take a break for a couple of months until the next opportunity comes along.

Loyola is looking for people from all walks of life, with all kinds of schedules, living anywhere in the Chicagoland area.

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About Loyola Medicine Hospice

Location:

2301 West 22nd Street, Suite 107, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

We are a Trinity Home Health Services agency. We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Description

For patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses or injuries, Loyola Medicine’s hospice program provides compassionate and comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients. Hospice care is for patients with terminal illness or injury and intended to provide comfort and relief from pain, allowing for the highest quality of life possible during the time that remains.

Loyola’s skilled doctors, nurses, therapists, chaplains and home health aides provide care that focuses not only on medical issues, but also emotional and spiritual needs. Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Medical Center. Respite care is provided at skilled nursing facilities or at long-term care facilities in the community.

Loyola’s hospice team also provides support for the patient’s family, providing counseling, comfort and guidance on caring for your loved one with dignity. Loyola’s hospice care team is available 24/7.

Loyola’s Home Health Services and Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care and hospice.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2301 22nd StreetSuite 107office work/hospitals/homes/nursing homesOak Brook, IL 60523

(41.84532,-87.97491)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As often or as little as you want to. Most volunteer their time for one patient, visiting once a week for 1-3 hours over a time period of 1-2 months. Then they take a break for a couple of months until the next opportunity comes along.
  • drug screen, background check, TB test (unless you have had one in the last year).

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