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ORGANIZATION: Brandywine River Valley Home Health and Hospice

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Brandywine River Valley Home Health & Hospice In Oxford, PA is currently in need of volunteers in the home!

A hospice volunteer is someone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill by contributing directly or indirectly to the services provided by hospice care. Volunteers provide emotional support and practical assistance that enhances the comfort and quality of life for patients, their families and loved ones.

As a volunteer, you’ll serve a wide range of patients with a variety of life-limiting illnesses that can include, heart failure, COPD, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease ALS, multiple sclerosis and may other terminal diseases.

Some of the common services provided by volunteers include:

  • Support services and companionship (reading with the patient, playing music, bedside presence)
  • Caregiver respite
  • Write letters; legacy work
  • Support community events (health fairs, outreach)
  • Sharing hobbies and special interests
  • Assisting with errands such as grocery shopping
  • Homemaking tasks (dishes/laundry) and light meal preparation
  • Veteran patients paired with those who have served in the military
We also welcome professional volunteers who hold a license (ex: therapy dogs, massage therapists, licensed nurses). Must be 16 and older to volunteer and 18 or older to volunteer directly in the home.

If interested in finding out more information, please call 610-998-1700 or apply to volunteer online by visiting:
https://lhcgroup.com/become-a-hospice-volunteer/ and select PA-Oxford as your location.

More opportunities with Brandywine River Valley Home Health and Hospice

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Brandywine River Valley Home Health and Hospice

Location:

125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363, US

Mission Statement

OUR PURPOSE It’s all about helping people. OUR MISSION We provide exceptional care and unparalleled service to patients and families who have placed their trust in us. OUR VISION We will improve the quality of life in the United States by transforming the delivery of healthcare services. At Brandywine River Valley Hospice, we are more than an organization of hospice professionals - we are proud members of communities across Southeast Pennsylvania. Compassionate, quality service is our mission. And to us, service means getting to know our patients on a personal level.

Description

We care for people, and people are far more than their medical conditions.

Each patient and family we are privileged to serve is unique. Our ongoing mission is to design a specific plan to help you or your loved one live as fully and comfortably as possible in the final stages of life - in the comfort of your own home or place of residence.

Under the direct supervision of your physician, our highly skilled hospice professionals deliver quality, compassionate care. We also include family in the process, offering valuable information, guidance and - most of all - support.

Our Pledge:

Person Centered- We know the people we serve, understand their needs, and tailor healthcare to ensure the best journey possible.

Quality Focused- We’re passionately committed to making healthcare better every day by leading the industry in clinical excellence and service quality.

Community Minded- We empower our clinicians and staff to embrace the communities they serve, because the best care happens in the context of strong relationships.


CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Oxford, PA 19363

(39.78539,-75.97884)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. Volunteers visiting patients spend on average 2-3 hours in the home on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Volunteer Coordinator makes every effort to pair volunteers and patients based on schedule/needs
  • All volunteers will need a background check, drug screen, two step PPD screen and one reference.

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