Share The Comfort of Your Certified Therapy Pet with Terminally Ill Patients
ORGANIZATION: Caring Hospice Services of South Jersey
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Caring Hospice Services in Mount Laurel is a unique, holistic and cost effective service designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs of their patients and families as they face terminal illness. The mission of Caring Hospice Services is to coordinate patient and family services while respecting their choices, values and beliefs.
Caring Hospice Services has patients in communities throughout southern New Jersey who are in need of friendly visits from people willing to give a few hours per month. Their patients reside in private homes, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties.
The Caring Hospice Services Pet Therapy Program contributes to the multi-disciplinary team approach of comfort care by providing an approved animal visitor at no cost to terminally ill patients and their family members.
Pet therapy is provided by an approved animal (dog, cat, etc.) whose handler produces documented evidence of annual reputable therapy pet organization membership and veterinary visits attesting to good behavior, good health and current vaccinations. In keeping with Medicare requirements the handler will need to complete background and DMV checks, medical checks and training. Costs are covered by Caring Hospice. Continued support is provided to the volunteer following training and schedule is completely flexible.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lucia DiSimone, at 856-439-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Caring Hospice Services of South Jersey
133-Q Gaither Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, US
Caring Hospice Services is a unique, holistic and cost effective service designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs of their patients and families as they face terminal illness. The mission of Caring Hospice Services is to coordinate patient and family services while respecting their choices, values and beliefs.
We are committed to educating the community regarding hospice philosophies and multi-disciplinary standards of care.
161 Mullica Hill RoadHarrison Township, NJ 08062
January 9, 2023
- Hospice Care
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers need to be willing to make a long term commitment of a minimum of six months.