Thank you for considering volunteering with Encompass Health - Hospice, formerly Alacare! There are many opportunities for our direct patient volunteers to serve hospice patients in Marshall County.
At this time volunteer will not enter the home but instead maintain social distancing, wear appropriate PPE provided by Encompass and only make no- contact "porch" visits.
Companionship volunteers are trained to go into a hospice patient’s home and provide non-medical support through socialization and companionship. Activities may include reading to patients, listening to music, playing cards, running errands, painting nails, or talking about interests! The volunteer coordinator will mentor this volunteer until comfortable and confident to be independent.
Caregiver relief or respite volunteers make visits in order allow a caregiver the opportunity to leave the home for a couple hours. This gives caregivers a small break and the opportunity to run errands. Respite volunteers do not provide medical care or "hands on" care to patients; they are only there to keep a patient company during the absence of their caregiver.
Visiting/ Volunteers also can make deliveries for birthdays, special occasions, holidays, and help with small household tasks
Spiritual care volunteers meet with patient and family to provide spiritual care. Volunteers are matched to patients of the same faith and spiritual background. Volunteers are welcomed to sing hymns, do devotions, or spiritual readings, and provide prayer, etc. if the patient wishes. You will receive additional training and guidance by the Encompass chaplain.
A time log will be provided for documentation of donated time. We provide a comprehensive, free training for all of our volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to provide assistance during the day, after hours, or on weekends.
Volunteers must complete the application and orientation processes, which in include background screenings, a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. Volunteers must have their own reliable transportation. Volunteers must be organized, the ability to multitask and complete written documentation and be self-motivated to work independently.
Jr. volunteers ages 14-18 may volunteer as long as they are accompanied and supervised by an adult volunteer.
Volunteer commitment is ongoing, and flexible to volunteer’s schedule. Preferably at least 1 hour to 5 hours a week. We provide a free training for all of our volunteers. Your experience will be valuable, engaging, and make a huge impact to the patients and families we serve.
Please contact me if you think you would be interested in volunteering. I look forward to hearing from you today! Crissy H. Faulkner, BSW Volunteer Coordinator
At Encompass Health, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes. We believe integrated care delivery across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients. We exist to provide a better way to care that elevates expectations and outcomes.
Encompass Health-Hospice seeks kind individuals to support patients and families during a most difficult time.
At Encompass Health we foster a culture of compassion and collaboration encouraging and empowering each employee and volunteer to keep learning and growing together. Our compassionate end-of-life care is provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location. It focuses on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both the individual patient and our patients’ loved ones: caregivers, spouses, children, extended family and friends.
Our experienced team understands the complexity of issues and feelings that surround hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patient’s quality of life and offer our patients and their love ones comfort, support and guidance when facing a terminal illness
Our Goal is to provide a sense of dignity and peace for our patients, while controlling pain, minimizing discomfort and managing symptoms. We also prioritize emotional and spiritual needs, guiding our patients and their loved one through the end-of-life process.
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
Encompass Health-Hospice of AlbertvilleVolunteer Services9044 Highway 431 NorthAlbertville, AL35950
March 17, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 14
Orientation or Training
Volunteer commitment is ongoing, and flexible to volunteer’s schedule. Preferably at least 1 hour to 5 hours a week.
completion of application, orientation, background screen, a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance. & reliable transportation. Organization, multitasking, ability complete written documentation and self-motivation to work independently.