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Hospice Patient Companion

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MercyOne Hospice

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MercyOne Hospice is seeking individuals to provide companionship to hospice patients. We serve patients in our Inpatient Hospice Facility in Johnston as well as in their homes and nursing faclities within a 50 mile radius of Des Moines. Volunteer Patient Companions typically make routine (weekly or bi-weekly) visits with patients wherever they call home. Companions provide a familiar caring face to those who may be living alone in their homes and add joy to those who have limited family in nursing facilities. If you are interested in enriching the final days of our hospice patients we would love to discuss this opportunity with you!

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About MercyOne Hospice

Location:

5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA 50131, US

Mission Statement

MercyOne Hospice offers an interdisciplinary team approach to provide compassionate, professional care to patients facing life-limiting illness. Dedicated to the quality of life, MercyOne Hospice offers a support system of experienced people who assist both the patient and family in meeting their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

Description

Founded in 1986, MercyOne Hospice serves the health care needs of patients in Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, and Jasper counties, as well as areas of Clarke, Story, Boone, Adair, and Guthrie Counties. MercyOne Hospice is Medicare/Medicaid certified and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Des Moines, IA 50309

(41.58165,-93.62431)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that you plan to commit to one year of service, but that can look however you like. Most volunteers visit with patients on a routine basis 1-2 hours 4-5 times per month. This can be more or less depending on patient need and your flexibility.
  • MercyOne requires background checks, physical, drug screen, COVID19 vaccination, and annual flu shot to protect our vulnerable patient population. There will be ongoing education provided through an online learning format.

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