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Kindrerd Hospice Oak Brook

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested

Kindred Hospice is looking for people who would like to go into nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and/or memory care centers (all around Chicago) to sit with our patients and be a friend. You can sit and talk, play games, watch TV/movies, color, play cards, read aloud, do word searches or crossword puzzles, play music, look at photos, go outside (if it's nice), cruise around the facility, or any other kind of meaningful activity you think your patient might enjoy.

For your first you will be accompanied by the volunteer coordinator who will make the introduction and show you everything you need to know. Kindred will provide PPE to protect you from COVID-19. You will NEVER EVER see patients who are positive for COVID-19 or any other infectious disease.

As a volunteer you are an important part of the team! We will train you and provide ongoing training so you can learn new skills. We want this to be an experience that is beneficial to both you and the patient so that everyone's needs are met.

We will work with your schedule. You decide your start/end times according to what is best for you.

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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.

Community
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
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will be asked to visit three times per month on any day you choose at any time you choose. You can stay as long as you want (30 minutes min.). We will work with your schedule and balance the patient's needs and your needs so you both benefit.
  • Complete training. TB test, background check, drug test, fingerprinting, physical (all paid for by us). Interview (either at Oak Brook office or we meet somewhere near you). Call 708-450-3040 to get started. Ask for Steven.

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