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Pet Therapy Volunteer

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UnityPoint at Home Hospice

  • 3 people are interested
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Help brighten the remaining days of patients in Hospice care at our Taylor Hospice Home! Do you have a certified furry friend? We'd love to have you provide pet therapy visits. Provide companionship and pet therapy at either the bedside, socially distanced at the entrance to the room, or visit through the window.

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About UnityPoint at Home Hospice

Location:

11333 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322, US

Mission Statement

Hospice care at UnityPoint is a coordinated care approach between a medical director, physician, nurse and others who all work together to provide the right plan of care to improve the quality of life for the patient. The hospice team is supportive in every way necessary to honor the wishes of the patient. Hospice is not about giving up hope; it is about doing everything possible to live life to its full capacity.

Description

UnityPoint Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice care team. Volunteers can provide direct and indirect patient support. Direct support includes: bedside companionship, respite care for the family, patient life review, supportive phone calls, letter writing to the patient, hand massage, listening to music, playing a musical instrument, pet therapy. Indirect support includes: running errands, greeting and screening visitors at Taylor House, administrative tasks, answering phones, etc. We work with each volunteer to help determine the right fit and area in which to help.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3401 E. Douglas AveDes Moines, IA 50317

(41.62904,-93.54905)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! 1 to 4 visits/month; 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time
  • Pet must meet requirements set by the agency.

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