Doula for Hospice of the Western Reserve
End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.
Hospice of the Western Reserve strives to ensure patients have the highest quality end-of-life care as defined by them. The innovative End of-Life Doula program offered by the Agency ensures early and consistent communication and planning for our each of our patient’s unique paths.
End of life doula services are provided by specially trained volunteers. In building a relationship, end-of-life doulas meet the needs and desires of the patient and adapt their provision of care accordingly in collaboration with the clinical team.
Our end-of-life doula effort includes four key elements to serve the patient and their loved ones:
- Life Review: By facilitating conversations about the patient’s life and providing support, end-of-life doulas may help individuals move from despair to meaning through exploration
- Legacy Work: A powerful way to ensure that the patient’s thoughts, hopes, and experiences are memorialized
- Vigil Planning: A sacred component of ensuring that the patient is provided with the setting and environment that they desire for the final hours
- Vigil Presence: An element of the end-of-life doula effort, in which a volunteer will be present with the patient and support loved ones as requested
About VANTAGE Aging RSVP
2279 Romig Rd, Akron, OH 44320, US
Promoting a positive perspective on aging.
VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.
Multiple locations Akron, OH 44320
September 7, 2021
- Family Therapy
- Mental Health
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training