Want to make a difference in someone’s life? Become a hospice volunteer!
Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator
Patient Care Volunteers Duties Can Include:
- Helping with simple chores around the house
- Providing comfort and support
- Helping the patient’s caregiver with their errands and other daily tasks
- Informing hospice staff of the patients’ needs
- Being respectful and supportive when patients share their life experiences
- Writing letters, or reading to the patient
- Companionship, art projects, and pastime activities for the patient
- Able to maintain confidentiality of information and protect the rights of the Hospice Patient.
- Able to listen without imposing one’s own spiritual, religious, social and/or political values and beliefs.
- Know and practice good safety and personal hygiene habits.
- Record and submit accurate, timely and objective documentation on the volunteer summary notes.
Qualifications: Patience, compassion, flexibility and good active listening skills are needed. Volunteers need to be able to establish and maintain boundaries. The volunteer must be able to put the patient’s interests first. Being well grounded and possessing good common sense are important.
Time Commitment : Generally assignments are made once a week for 1-2 hours. Hours are flexible. Visits may be shorter for patients in nursing homes, those with dementia, or those who are not fully conscious.
Location: Companion visits take place in the home of the patient whether it be a private residence, assisted living facility or nursing home. You will be assigned a patient and only visit one location unless you decide to take on multiple patients.
Risks: Driving and sharing close personal space with patient. Standard precautions should be practiced whenever there is a risk of infection. You will be notified of specific precautions when necessary. Close relationships can result and the volunteer must be able to effectively cope with death and grief, emotional support will be provided by the volunteer coordinator.
Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Hospice will provide TB screening and background check. Complete volunteer training at the hospice.
Training will cover everything you need to know including:
- Hospice philosophy
- The role of hospice
- Hospice services
- Patient Self Determination
- Roles of the Interdisciplinary Team
- Infection Control
- The Dying Process
- Grief and Bereavement
About Cella Bella's Hospice
1823 Fortview Rd. #101, Austin, TX 78704, US
Cella Bella Hospice was started with the intention of providing superior end-of-life care to those needing it in the state of Texas. It all starts with our exceptional team of professionals who are committed to guiding patients and their loved ones through the end of life journey with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standard.
We understand the importance of living out the precious, final days of life being supported and feeling comfortable. At Cella Bella’s, we help patients facing life-limiting illnesses by attending to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our team of professionals embraces the end-of-life journey as a natural progression of the human life cycle; where families and individuals receive tender loving care when they need it most.
Let Healthcare Come to You
We are privileged to serve patients in many settings: their own homes, nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and many other places people consider home. Our hospice team comes to you with a variety of services. In order to provide professional and enduring hospice care in the home setting, a primary caregiver must be available.
- Weekly Nursing visits
- Assistance with personal hygiene and light housekeeping
- Expert pain and symptom management
- 24-hour On-Call Nurse
- Medication management and pharmacy delivery to your doorstep
- Medical equipment and supplies: wheelchair, hospital beds, oxygen and more
- Volunteer services including patient companionship and respite for the caregiver
- Medically necessary continuous care
- Spiritual and psychosocial services
- Bereavement care
1823 FORTVIEW RD STE 101AUSTINAUSTIN, TX 78704
November 15, 2021
- Literacy / Reading
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- Time Commitment: Generally assignments are made once a week for 1-2 hours. Hours are flexible. Visits may be shorter for patients in nursing homes, those with dementia, or those who are not fully conscious.
- Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Hospice will provide TB screening and background check. Complete volunteer training at the hospice.