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Pet Therapy for Hospice Patients

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Faith & Family Hospice

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Do you have a trained therapy pet? It is amazing what a difference a visit from a sweet pet makes in the world of someone who needs company. Many of our patients are in facilities, so you could make your rounds with your pet and just watch as the patients' eyes light up with joy. Even the staff enjoy a little fur-ball visitor to break up the monotony of their hectic day.

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About Faith & Family Hospice

Location:

420 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 203, Marlborough, MA 01752, US

Mission Statement

Faith & Family Hospice is a caring, family-owned hospice with an uncompromising dedication that is focused on comfort and quality -of-life for patients and their families

Description

Faith & Family Hospice is located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. We serve patients, their families and friends in the Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties. We are an interdisciplinary team which provides comfort and care to individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live. We utilize the gifts of each team member to enhance the quality of life of each individual we serve, as well as those in their circle of friends and family. As a part of our team, Volunteers also bring their gifts and talents to our group of caregivers in so many ways. Do you enjoy reading? Are you artistic? Do you have a certified pet with which pet therapy could be provided? Maybe you are a whiz at computer technology, or you know how to plan an event which can bring a final wish to someone who would enjoy life review. There are so many possibilities and the opportunities are limitless. As an added bonus, you will reap the benefits of all the loving kindness you provide while representing your team.
"No Act Of Kindness, No Matter How Small Is Ever Wasted." - Aesop

Animals
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Marlborough, MA 01752

(42.34737,-71.53679)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hospice volunteer training is a very in-depth process. There are a total of approximately 15 hours in the training and orientation, Plus yearly In-services. Once trained, visits with patients will usually be at least one hour long.
  • CORI Background Check and Drug Testing. Pets must be trained and certified in pet therapy. This is an opportunity which requires great commitment and dedication. The rewards are both instant and long lasting.

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