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Pet Therapy for Hospice Patients

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Ascend Hospice

Pet Therapy helps to encourage movement and physical stimulation in hospice patients. It also provides numerous mental benefits for hospice patients like socialization, mental stimulation, companionship, and love. We are looking for pet therapists and pets who are passionate about all the benefits they bring and would like to contribute to the quality of life and joy of a person who has a limited life expectancy. Pet therapy certification is required.

***Volunteers are required to follow CDC guidelines, Ascend Hospice policy and practices, and facility requirements for infection control. At this time, we require volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to protect our vulnerable population of patients.

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About Ascend Hospice

Location:

108 Cowpath Road, Lansdale, PA 19446, US

Mission Statement

Ascend Hospice is committed to delivering comprehensive hospice services with integrity and compassion. We embrace a holistic and personalized approach, caring for the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

Description

Ascend Hospice is built on the foundation of integrity and respect for all. We strive to maintain meaningful relationships with our patients and their families, as well as the healthcare professionals who share our goals and ideas, our healthcare partners and their employees, and our employees and suppliers.

We believe our most significant relationships begin with the patients and their families. Personalized care, peace of mind and satisfaction guide every decision we make. It is the goal of Ascend Hospice to deliver palliative care to our patients, attending to their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and to serve as a source of strength and support for the family.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

EastonEaston, PA 18042

(40.65512,-75.2129)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • schedule based on volunteer's availability
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, TB test (blood test), physician's clearance

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