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Haircuts for Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: UnityPoint at Home Hospice

Can a simple hair cut help add dignity and joy to someone nearing the end of life's journey? You bet! If you are a licensed hairstylist, you know how a hair cut can be a complete transformation. For someone in Hospice, a hair cut can make the difference of a nasal canula fitting properly or receiving a trim after months of not leaving the home because of a medical condition. If you would like to be part of making an impact for someone nearing the end of their journey, please consider volunteering for Hospice. We will provide an orientation and training to Hospice, an aide or nurse during the visit to cut the patient's hair, and any tools needed. Days and times are flexible. 1 to 3 patients/month. Des Moines area.

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About UnityPoint at Home Hospice


11333 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322, US

Mission Statement

Hospice care at UnityPoint is a coordinated care approach between a medical director, physician, nurse and others who all work together to provide the right plan of care to improve the quality of life for the patient. The hospice team is supportive in every way necessary to honor the wishes of the patient. Hospice is not about giving up hope; it is about doing everything possible to live life to its full capacity.


UnityPoint Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice care team. Volunteers can provide direct and indirect patient support. Direct support includes: bedside companionship, respite care for the family, patient life review, supportive phone calls, letter writing to the patient, hand massage, listening to music, playing a musical instrument, pet therapy. Indirect support includes: running errands, greeting and screening visitors at Taylor House, administrative tasks, answering phones, etc. We work with each volunteer to help determine the right fit and area in which to help.


Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


3401 E. Douglas AveDes Moines, IA 50317



  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Cosmetology
  • Stylist


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per month
  • Cosmetology License

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