Pet Peace of Mind Hospice Volunteer
Pet Peace of Mind Volunteers
Pet Peace of Mind volunteers are hospice trained volunteers who express interest in assisting with the care of our patient's pets. The goal is to provide our patients with the assurance that we understand the role of their pet in contributing to their emotional and spiritual well-being. The purpose is to recognize and actively support keeping patients and pets together during their time on hospice.
Volunteer tasks may include:
- Managing administrative elements of the program
- Waste clean-up
- Securing future plans for pets such as re-homing, or fostering
- Recruiting additional pet peace of mind volunteers
- Fundraising to support pet peace of mind programming needs
About Heartland Hospice
2801 Crossroads Drive, Suite 2000, Madison, WI 53718, US
Heartland Hospice provides specialized care that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Every day, we enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by blending advanced medical care with a compassionate touch.
Heartland offer hospice services wherever a patient calls home, whether the care is provided in a home setting, assisted living facility or skilled nursing center. We are committed to providing comfort of the mind, body and spirit. Our specially trained staff helps manage pain and symptoms, thereby enabling patients to live their lives as fully as possible. In addition, our team members create a comforting environment and provide emotional support to families who need help coping with the loss of a loved one.
To serve as our guiding principles, we've created the Heartland Caring Promises: We promise to care for the mind, body and spirit. We promise to provide care that is comforting and compassionate. We promise to respect patient and family choices. We promise to unite with community partners in care. We promise to be accepting and supportive of patients wherever they are in life's journey.
The hospice volunteer program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient. Our volunteers offer support, companionship and assistance with non-medical tasks to help this special group of people. The hospice volunteer program ensures that patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort and provide the extra love and care our clients and their families need at this time in their life.