Volunteer-Pet Companionship Needed (Castro Valley)

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Suncrest Hospice

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Do you have a pet that is willing to share its immense love with patients and families? Suncrest is looking for volunteers, along with their pets, to provide a high level of comfort, love, and warmth to hospice patients and their families. Suncrest Hospice invites volunteers and their pets to join the Suncrest Team as we provide excellent care and support to our hospice patients and their families!

The philosophy of hospice care is to provide comfort and the highest quality of life that one can achieve at the end of life. Through an interdisciplinary team including a nurse, nurse assistant, social worker, chaplain, and volunteer , we help the patient and family walk through their journey.

Volunteers are essential members of the patient’s hospice care team. Volunteers are trained to listen, care, and provide companionship for our patients during this important time in their lives. Through careful screening and orientation, our volunteers understand the hospice philosophy to provide as much comfort and quality of life to our patients as possible. All of our volunteers are trained to provide companionship, but we are especially looking for volunteers who are willing to share the love and warmth of their pet's company with our patients. Dogs do not need to be trained in therapy but need to be social, well-behaved, and calm.

In the Bay Area, Suncrest Hospice serves families in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano counties and serves both patients in hospice facilities and in their own homes.

We are especially looking for volunteers willing to serve patients and families in and around Castro Valley.

All Suncrest Hospice volunteers are required to complete a background check and TB and drug testing at no charge to you.

Please contact our staff at 408-900-8838

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About Suncrest Hospice

Location:

42808 Christy Street, Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94538, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality of care and customer service to our patients, their families, and our referring sources. We believe that exceptional clinical care must include clear communication, a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, and a dedication to deliver services with passion and integrity. We are committed to maintaining a team comprised of the most talented and compassionate professionals in the industry. As our greatest asset, our team supports each other, takes ownership of their duties, and continually seeks to enhance their personal character and education. Suncrest will reach its goals under the direction of leaders who seek to serve, an office staff that supports, and a philosophy that growth is only achieved through the greatest efforts of the entire team.

Description

Suncrest hospice provides care to patients who are terminally ill within their own place of residence. Our clinical team is comprised of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, certified nursing assistants, and volunteers. Volunteers can participate in everything from actual patient visits to administrative service in the office. Suncrest Hospice in the Bay Area currently serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Solano counties.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Castro Valley, CA 94552

(37.7039,-122.030)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 times per month
  • We are looking for volunteers and their loving pets to dedicate a few hours a month, as well commit to a minimum of one year to the organization.

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