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VNA Hospice (Visiting Nurse Association)

Veteran

Through the VNA Hospice Veteran-to-Veteran (V2V) Companion Program, Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to support other veterans who are patients in the care of VNA Hospice. We recognize that Veterans share a special bond and are part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experiences. The shared experiences and camaraderie form a strong emotional bond that has been proven to be supportive for all involved.

Volunteers in the V2V Companion program receive specialized training focused on a Veteran's specific needs.

What can a Veteran volunteer do?

  • Assist Veterans in reminiscing, telling & documenting life stories
  • Educate & assist patients/families in receiving Veteran benefits
  • Participate in pinning ceremonies, distribute certificates on Veterans' Day & help with other recognition events
  • Assist in replacing lost medals
  • Provide transportation & companionship
  • Provide caregivers with emotional support & respite

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About VNA Hospice (Visiting Nurse Association)

Location:

1500 MEADOW LAKE PARKWAY, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114, US

Mission Statement

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) mission has remained the same since its inception in 1891 - providing quality home health and hospice care to individuals in the Kansas City area regardless of ability to pay. As a division of VNA, VNA Hospice is dedicated to ensuring comfort, dignity and quality of life for all our patients wherever they call home.

Description

Established in 1891, Visiting Nurse Association is the home of the oldest home health care agency (VNA Home Health) in the Kansas City area and the sixth oldest in the United States. Over the years, VNA has expanded the services provided and areas of services to reach more people. VNA Hospice was reintroduced to the community in 2020. Our long-lasting legacy comes from our belief that people not only need someone to care for them, they also need someone to care about them. That is what we do at VNA and our patients say it is one of the many things that set us apart.

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1500 Meadow Lake ParkwayKansas City, MO 64114

(38.98962,-94.60675)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Have time available in one's personal schedule to provide services to hospice patients/families when accepting an assignment and can vary according to patient/family needs. Any change in availability should be reported to the volunteer coordinator

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