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Amedisys

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The Hospice Direct Care Volunteer provides support to patients living with a terminal illness, in addition to their caregivers and family. Support is provided in a variety of ways, including companionship, socialization and caregiver relief. There is no medical background needed - our Hospice volunteers do not interact with the patient in any medical or personal hygiene capacity (i.e. volunteers do not give baths, get the patient in/out of bed, or to/from the bathroom, give medication).
Some examples of what a Direct Care Volunteer has the opportunity to do:

  • Provide companionship
  • Socialization and/or support to hospice patients and their families/caregivers
  • Reading to the patient
  • Playing games
  • Writing letters to or on behalf of the patient
  • Assisting with light household duties (watering plants, walking pets, washing dishes, emptying and taking out the garbage, etc.

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About Amedisys

Location:

107 St. Francis Street,, Mobile, AL 36602, US

Mission Statement

Hospice: It’s at the Heart of What We Do. Amedisys delivers individualized, compassionate hospice care and support for our patients and their families. Our support system of medical, social, psychological and spiritual services promotes dignity and affirms quality of life. As a hospice professional, you have the opportunity to allow patients to live each day of their lives to the fullest. Apply today to join our family and provide comfort and support to those who need it the most.

Description

Hospice is compassionate care and comfort toward the end of life. Ask any of our patients, and they’ll likely tell you the volunteers who visit them touch their hearts. They look forward to the visits and the compassionate caring volunteers bring. If you have a passion for caring for others and are looking for a way to make a difference in people’s lives, consider becoming a hospice volunteer. What Does a Hospice Volunteer Do? The activities you will do may be many and varied: from reading at a patient’s bedside, knitting lap blankets, running errands, helping with administrative duties, and providing emotional support for the patient/family such as providing breaks for family and friend caregivers. Don't Worry About Training! Becoming a Hospice Volunteer can feel like a big step, and we’re here to help. That’s why we support all our volunteers with an orientation and training program that helps you know what to do. Who Can Volunteer? It’s our philosophy that Hospice Volunteers are part of our caregiver team. To maintain quality care for our patients and families, we have a few requirements of our hospice volunteers such as a background check, references, a statement of health and a commitment to serve for 1 -4 hours a week for six months.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Baldwin CountyFoley, AL 36535

(30.39286,-87.71726)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers get to make their own schedule! But we do ask to volunteer 2 - 4 hours per month.

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