Hospice Companionship Volunteer- Perry County
Making a difference one life at a time! Elara Caring Hospice is a leading care provider in Missouri and throughout the Midwest, our staff and volunteers work together to meet each patient where they are. We are currently looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to join our team and donate time to assist local hospice patients and families.
As a companionship aid you will have direct contact with patients and their families. Volunteers will build relationships with patients by engaging them in conversation, listening to music, doing crafts, reading, or playing a game together. Sometimes a hand to hold is just enough. Caregivers occasionally need a break, and a volunteer can provide respite to allow the family member to attend to other needs. Hospice care is provided in patient homes, with family members, and in nursing facilities.
Assignments are based on availability of the volunteer. We ask that you set aside 1-2 hours per week for visits. We also have additional opportunities available. For more information, please contact Megan McGowen, Volunteer Coordinator, at 573-301-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Elara Caring
1614 US Bus 60 Suite A2, Dexter, MO 63801, US
Our Mission: Right Care, Right Time, Right Place. We focus on the patient’s quality of life, providing symptom and pain management in the comfort of their preferred setting. Elara Caring Hospice cares for the patient and provides support for their family and caregivers.
Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in the following areas:
Direct Patient Care: In home, in person time via: telephone contact, art or music at bedside, companionship, household chores, respite care, life review/ life history , 11th hour volunteers, and bereavement support.
Indirect Patient Care: Home repair/improvement, yard mowing, office work/administrative assistance, answering phones, filing, assisting with patient/family mailings , and data entry
Multiple locations Perryville, MO 63775
October 26, 2021
- Elder care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We will work with your schedule, typically 1-2 hours per week.
- We are open to any time you are willing to give. We will work around your schedule to make sure the time you give is utilized in the best way possible to meet the needs of our clients. Teen program for ages 14-17: must have parental consent on all p