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Volunteer for Hospice Patients VETERANS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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ORGANIZATION: Saint Agnes Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 22 people are interested
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eterans are encouraged to apply as we have a large amount of Veteran patients who would love to have a volunteer that they can relate to.

Would you like to make a difference in a terminally ill person's life?

At Saint Agnes Hospice, we take care of patients in their homes on hospice care. Hospice is a program for patients who have a diagnosis and a life expectancy of 6 months or less to live. These are individuals who often want to let nature run its course and don't want to continue going to the hospital or sustaining chemo/radiation/dialysis treatments. Essentially, these people are deciding they want to pass away peacefully in the comfort of their own home via the use of comfort medications and support from our team. The majority of these patients are elderly and are seen routinely in their own homes by our nurses, social workers, chaplains and our volunteers!

Our volunteers go in 1x a week or more often and spend as little as an hour up to 5 hours visiting these patients. Our volunteers simply provide companionship. We read to them, watch tv with them, hold their hands, play card games or just talk. These patients sometimes don't have family in town so this is just companionship for them. Other times, family lives with them and just needs a break to get out of the house and our volunteers provide that for them.

Required steps to complete: Application, background check, TB tests, Flu Shot, Orientation.

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About Saint Agnes Hospice

Location:

6729 N Willow #103, Fresno, CA 93710, US

Mission Statement

We serve together in Trinity Health In the spirit of the gospel To heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our community, And to steward the resources entrusted in us. We treat each person who comes to us for help with deep respect and compassion; and strive continually to improve the quality of our service. Trinity Health is a community of committed persons. We value teamwork with our colleagues and collaboration with other organizations in our communities. Our work is a ministry in which we are privileged to serve people a some of the most significant moments of their lives.

Description

The goals of Saint Agnes Hospice are to manage symptoms for patient comfort and to support patients and their families in their commitment to providing care at home. The volunteer's hours are flexible and are based on the patients' needs and the volunteer's availability. The success that St. Agnes Hospice has achieved has been greatly aided by the excellent group of volunteers who provide service to the patient and their families.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Faith-Based, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6729 North Willow AvenueSte. 103Fresno, CA 93710

(36.83404,-119.73134)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little as 1 hour a week, up to 10 if you have a lot of time to give.
  • Proof of Covid Vaccine required. TB Test and Flu shot provided by the company. Also required to attend orientation prior to seeing patients in their homes.

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