Embrace Life! Be a Grace Hospice Volunteer
Do you have a talent to share?
A contagious passion for just about anything?
Would you like an appreciative audience? Want an easy way to make a big impact in someone's life?
Join our team of upbeat, big-hearted people who are dedicated to bringing peace to those with terminal illnesses.
Now that Covid19 is part of our lives, we are reaching out to our patients and families from a distance. Distance volunteering options will continue to be available to our volunteers, even if Covid19 is no longer a concern.
Our volunteers are welcomed as respected members of the care team, whether they have a desire to help from a distance, or in the office, walk a patient's dog, garden, help patients write letters, sing/read to them, or just offer a friendly ear. Whether they work "up close and personal", or prefer to stay behind the scenes, we are happy to work around our volunteers' schedules.
Currently, training is done virtually or in-person one-on-one. Training is informative, easy, and fun. It is designed to give volunteers the tools to be confident and comfortable working with our patients.
Death can actually be a beautiful process, given the right circumstances.
Having the gift of foresight that the end of their life is near, many people can finally make sense of their life story. Peace can be made with people and circumstances that have had a profound impact on individuals. Many who are in the process of dying have a unique perspective on what it means to be alive. We want to help them find meaning in every moment that they still have. We take our mission seriously, but we also have fun while partnering with our patients on their journey.
About Grace Hospice-Mentor
7314 Industrial Park Blvd, Mentor, OH 44060, US
For each staff member to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs the quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those who choose not to seek agressive medical care at the end stage of life. Hospice care focuses on making the patient comfortable and pain-free, but it is not just for the patient. It also provides emotional support for the entire family. The care includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, chaplains and VOLUNTEERS. They work together focusing on the patient's needs, whether physical, psychological or spiritual.
Volunteers receive 10-12 hours of training. Some of the things our Direct Patient Care Volunteers can do: Provide companionship and emotional support, offer friendly visits, read to/with the patient, watch TV with the patient, play card games or board games, stay with the patient so that the caregiver can feel comfortable leaving the patient to do errands, pick up some groceries for the family, prepare light meals, make a memory book for/with the patient...