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Kindrerd Hospice Oak Brook

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Kindred hospice is looking for pet therapy volunteers who are willing to take their pets to skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or memory care centers. Kindred serves people who are on hospice care but we also encourage our pet therapy volunteers to see the other residents at the facility and the administrators there are always happy when they do. We know that animals can brighten a person's day and we truly believe that our patients benefit from their pet therapy visits.

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About Kindrerd Hospice Oak Brook

Location:

800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

To provide compassionate care and extraordinary service to the patients and the families we serve. Kindred Hospice - Oak Brook is committed to clinical excellence while providing comfort and dignity to both the patient and family who are facing a life-limiting illness. Our Vision To be the best in class provider of clinically innovative healthcare services in the home. Our Values * Be authentic * Show compassion * Embrace accountability * Champion successes--big and small * Innovate for the future The hospice care providers in the Kindred at Home family are committed to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and extraordinary service when life matters most.

Description

Become a Hospice Volunteer - You Belong Here

If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others.

From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you.

  • Hold a hand, share a story
  • Send a card
  • Listen, read, or sing
  • Make gifts for patients
  • Run errands or perform light housekeeping
  • Share flowers, bake, or garden
  • Administrative office support
  • Make phone calls
  • Attend community events

Our agencies offer veteran-to-veteran opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans programs.

Volunteer Training

Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. We support our volunteers and appreciate the important role they play in hospice care.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Oak Brook, IL 60523

(41.83979,-87.95355)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Pet therapy visits are between 30-60 minutes in length
  • (1) You must be a member of Therapy Dogs International (TDI) or Pet Partners. (2) You must have liability insurance (3) all pet shots/vaccinations must be up to date.

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