Amedisys Hospice is looking for committed and caring people to add to our team of volunteers. If you want to make a difference by providing companionship, assurance, and care to patients and families, we would love to add you to the Amedisys team! You will become part of a friendly and supportive team as well as increase your knowledge in hospice care and create long lasting memories. Amedisys Hospice recognizes the value of volunteer support for the patient and family. We enjoy working with those who have a spirit of compassion and understanding towards those who are on the end-of-life journey. Your offer of time and effort will enable someone to feel cared for in their final path of life. If you have an interest in patient care; if you have talents or skills you would like to share (e.g. art, music, reiki); or if you would like to give back then this is the perfect opportunity for you! No experience is required!
As a hospice volunteer you will provide, but not limited to:
- Provide emotional support, empathy, respite and other supportive services to hospice patients and their families
- Offering companionship
- Companionship for the bereaved
- Supportive listening and conversation
- Music therapy
- Reading, writing letters, and writing email messages
- Playing board games
- Arts and crafts
- Massage therapy
- Running errands
- Simple comfort measures for a patient
- Vigil sitting
- Attend the volunteer training
- Maintain confidentiality
- Observing and reporting changes in the patient's condition to volunteer coordinator
- Maintain records of visits
This is a non-pay hospice volunteer position
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Amedisys Hospice
230 N. Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206, US
We honor those we serve with compassionate home health, hospice, and personal care services that apply the highest quality clinical practices toward allowing our patients to maintain a sense of independence, quality of life and dignity.
In 2016, 45 percent of Amedisys’ care centers across the country were named to the HomeCare Elite(tm), a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This includes 14 care centers on the Top 500 list and an additional four on the Top 100 list. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies.
Hospice Honors is a prestigious, annual honor recognizing hospice care centers that continuously provide the highest level of care and satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. An impressive 50 percent of Amedisys’ hospice care centers received Hospice Honors recognition. Two of these earned the distinction of Honors Elite, meaning they scored above the national average on 100 percent of the performance measure indicators.
We Honor Veterans is a national awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to help hospice professionals better understand the challenges veterans may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experiences and guide them to a more peaceful death.