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ORGANIZATION: Ascend Hospice

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Ascend Hospice is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families - just by being there. Many of our patients live at home with family members or friends who rarely get the opportunity to leave the house or nursing facility because they are devoted to caring for their ill loved ones. Relief care (sitting with a patient while the caregiver takes a break) is one of our biggest volunteer needs. For caregivers to have the opportunity to run an errand, go see a movie, go to a doctor’s appointment or go on an outing can work wonders to renew their energy and better equip them for the responsibilities of care-giving.

Volunteer orientation is provided to help you learn the skills required to be an outstanding hospice volunteer. Time and dates are ongoing and flexible. We are especially looking for volunteers who would be available during daytime, weekday hours but weekends or evenings are also helpful.

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About Ascend Hospice

Location:

783 N. E. Anderson Lane, lee's Summit, MO 64064, US

Mission Statement

Ascend Hospice is dedicated to providing innovative, quality care, and wellness to our communities to help them live better lives. By being a hospice volunteer you can take great pride in knowing you've made a positive impact in someone's life and in your community. From our teen volunteer program to comforting families during the final hours. Ascend Hospice offers opportunities for individual's ranging in age from teens to senior citizens. Ascend Hospice is committed to providing best-in-class care with everyone we connect with.

Description

Ascend Hospice, formerly Care Alternatives, is committed to providing extremely exceptional care and services with integrity and compassion. Founded in 1995, Ascend Hospice is a nondenominational, multicultural hospice and palliative care provider built on the belief that hospice services should reflect the life we live - one lived fully and with dignity. With offices in Kansas and Missouri, the company currently provides care for patients in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospitals and private homes. Dedicated to a holistic approach, Ascend Hospice’s expert interdisciplinary teams provide state-of-the art hospice care, including pain control and symptom management through holistic and traditional therapies, as well as emotional support for patients and families

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Kansas City, MO 64118

(39.22073,-94.57276)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Hospitality
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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