We are searching for Companionship/Caregiver Relief Volunteers who will provide social and emotional care to terminally ill patients and their families. The volunteers will work with people of various religious faiths and cultures. We are looking for compassionate and open-minded volunteers!
Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): * Maintain a safe environment for patient for duration of visit. * Visits patients in their homes, nursing home, assisted living facility, personal care home, or inpatient unit to offer conversation, respite, and assistance. * Engage in patient interests and hobbies such as games, cards, letter writing, life history reviews, watching movies, listening to music, painting nails, assisting with gardening, listening actively, coloring or drawing, etc. * Provide emotional/social support in a non-judgmental manner that honors the spiritual needs of the patient/family. * Act as a comforting presence for patients who are unable to respond during visits. * Assist patient with any hands-off needs they may have. * Prepare documentation for the clinical record per Hospice standards and return to Coordinator within 24 hours. * Adheres to all policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, fire, security, and risk management. * Consistently represent SJH to all internal and external customers ethically, with integrity and professionalism. For more information please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.
Our Mission Statement is to tenderly embrace those facing precious moments of life, along with their loved ones, with expert medical care, emotional support and spiritual guidance if desired.
Hospice is a model of compassion-based comfort, care, and support for patients with advanced illnesses as well as their families. Hospice is living with quality end of life care. Our organization is for patients with many types of illnesses. While about half of our patients have some sort of cancer, a large segment of our patients have cardiac and respiratory disease, renal disease, neurological illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, AIDS, cirrhosis and other terminal diseases.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
60 Oak Hill BlvdSuite 203Newnan, GA30265
June 5, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
The position is generally a once-weekly, 4-hour commitment agreed upon by the volunteer and coordinator. We are flexible!
The volunteer must be at least 18 years of age. Must have reliable transportation, driver's license, and auto insurance. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.