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Hosparus Health CareMaker - use your handmade craft to help patients

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Hosparus Health

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

Turn your favorite craft or hobby into a meaningful moment for a seriously ill or dying patient. Hosparus Health Volunteer Services is seeking handmade goods to give to patients who are isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of some of the many things that might bring comfort to a patient are quilted, crocheted or knitted lap blankets, handmade cards, walker totes, stuffed pillows/hearts/bears and cotton/fabric face masks. Patriotic themed crafts encourage veterans in our care. Spiritual support items affirm a patient's faith, and might be prayer beads, handmade crosses/religious symbols and messages of inspiration on plaques or cards,

A CareMaker is someone who supports Hosparus Health's mission of enhancing the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness with handmade goods. CareMakers provide their own materials and donate the finished product to Volunteer Services for a patient care volunteer or staff member to deliver to a patient's home. Hosparus Health provides care for seriously ill and dying patients wherever they call home including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center and patient and family members homes. Many of our patients in facilities can't receive visitors due to COVID-19 precautions. A handmade good, made with love, can help provide a moment of care to someone.

If you have an idea for a crafted or handmade good you'd like to contribute, let us know and we'll give you some guidelines for an ideal finished product. Contributions must be clean, in new condition and from a non-smoking environment, with no perfumes or other scents of any kind. Please use caution if you have pets - materials and finished goods must be free from pet hair and smells. We won't be able to use items that don't meet these criteria.

There is no minimum or maximum contribution, and this project is ideal for craft and sewing groups who are working individually. Reach out to us beforehand to be sure it is something that will be put to good use. Finished goods are dropped off to our office building by advanced arrangement only.

No application or background check is required. We will ask for some basic information for our records.

If you'd like to be a CareMaker, reply to this posting, email Sky at syeasayer@hosparus.org, or call him at 502-719-4155.

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About Hosparus Health

Location:

3532 EPHRAIM MCDOWELL DR, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Through compassion, dignity and excellence we seek to enhance the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness. Our Vision: To be the preferred partner for serious illness care in our region, through clinical excellence and a culture of joy and gratitude.

Description

Since 1978, Hosparus Health has provided hospice and advanced illness care to tens of thousands of patients and their families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Started by volunteers, we’re a fully accredited not-for-profit with care teams nationally recognized and respected for their innovation and expertise addressing the most complex health issues. In addition to hospice and advanced illness care, we also offer grief counseling, respite care, and medication management.

Hosparus Health cares for patients of all ages and backgrounds - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, handicap or ability to pay. Care is delivered through a team-oriented approach and is tailored to each patient’s needs and wishes. Our support extends to the patient’s family, caregivers and other loved ones. Hosparus Health is committed to helping people in our community live better, longer. We truly believe that the earlier you call, the more we can help.

To learn more, visit hosparushealth.org

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wherever our Patients Call HomeLouisville, KY 40220

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We'll record the time you spend crafting as volunteer hours!

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