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ORGANIZATION: Beacon Hospice

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Hospice volunteers provide vital companionship to a patient, enriching their quality of life by simply being present. They sit with patients and read to them, listen to their stories, play music or sing, pray, knit, play cards, or simply be present. The need for companionship seems greater than ever, as we all emerge from so many months not being able to see and touch those we love most.

Currently, volunteers may visit patients living at home and in some nursing facilities. Each nursing facility determines its own visitation policy, and those have been changing frequently over the last few months. About 2/3 of Beacon Hospice patients live in nursing homes, and the other 1/3 live at home, usually with a relative.

Beacon Hospice is seeking volunteers to sit with patients, and sometimes family members, to create rapport and support them during this difficult time. Some specific areas we are looking for are music and military experience, though all are welcome to apply.

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About Beacon Hospice

Location:

30700 Telegraph Road, Suite 3650, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, US

Mission Statement

Beacon Hospice is committed to providing comprehensive, competent, quality care optimizing comfort and dignity consistent with the patient and family needs and goals. With the patient's needs and goals as priorities, we seek to ensure without discrimination, the dignity, comfort, and choices of the patient/family/caregiver in timely, well-coordinated end-of-life care which includes bereavement and counseling support.

Description

Beacon Hospice is dedicated to providing care and comfort to a terminally ill patient and their family. We provide the highest quality of care possible by employing a team of healthcare professionals to administer comfort and support.

Beacon Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of patients and family members who share the emotional trauma of a terminal illness. Beacon Hospice is committed to educate the community and increase awareness of the hospice concept of care among medical professionals, lay persons, clergy and those in need of a compassionate approach to care.

Beacon Hospice admits patients without regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, or sexual preference. The admission criteria does not deny admission or services to people with communicable diseases including, but not limited to HIV, MRSA, and Hepatitis B.

Beacon Hospice will provide services to the terminally ill in their home, wherever home may be. There are times when caring for a loved one at home is simply not possible. Beacon Hospice staff also provide care at many nursing facilities in Metro Detroit area.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

Fri Jun 24, 2022 - Tue Sep 20, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations Franklin, MI 48025

(42.52225,-83.30605)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week minimum, up to 10 hours per week.
  • Volunteers must complete time sheets and submit to the Volunteer Coordinator every two weeks. Volunteers will be in regular contact with the Volunteer Coordinator to report patient/family concerns or developments and to discuss the patient's needs.

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