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Athena Hospice of Rhode Island

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ORGANIZATION: Athena Home Health Hospice

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Hospice Volunteers Needed! All that is required is a kind, caring heart and desire to be a compassionate presence for a patient with a life-limiting illness. Volunteers increase our patient's quality of life by offering emotional support and companionship to our patients and their families.

Athena Hospice of Rhode Island is in need of volunteers. Currently, volunteer opportunities exist in Providence and East Providence with our patients that reside in nursing homes. Volunteers throughout the state will eventually be needed as we receive additional patients. These volunteers may be in nursing homes or in the community.

Volunteers support patients with life-limiting illnesses, and training is provided to volunteers so that they are equipped to do so. Training areas include Hospice philosophy, communication and active listening, family systems and dynamics, grief and bereavement, respecting cultural differences, patient rights, HIPPA, etc.. Volunteers find working with Hospice patients very rewarding as they help patients to live each day as fully and comfortable as possible. They support people in living out the ends of their lives with peace.

We appreciate any time that someone is able to give, whether that is a few hours a week or more. Volunteers working with alert patients do things such as sit and talk with them, assist them with a hobby, paint their nails, take them outside, help them to a make video recording for their loved ones, etc. Some patients that are closer to the end of life are unable to actively participate. In these cases, volunteers do things such as read to the patient or play their favorite music.

Volunteers are an invaluable part of our interdisciplinary team. Volunteers demonstrate a deep commitment to the Hospice Philosophy and to their desire to help others. Volunteers in hospice find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives. Volunteers consistently report that helping the terminally ill through Athena Hospice is not about dying but about living.

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About Athena Home Health Hospice

Location:

135 South Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, US

Mission Statement

Athena Home Health and Hospice strives to enable dying persons and those close to them to gain comfort and control over their lives, while neither hastening nor postponing death. We serve persons dying from any disease - in the home, in hospitals, and in other environments of their choice. Athena Hospice is committed to increasing access to hospice care for those who have traditionally been undeserved. Through hands-on assistance and teaching, we enable families and friends to care for those they love in supportive and familiar surroundings.

Description

Hospice care is about not giving up....it is about hope for people facing a life-limiting illness -- hope of living their lives free of pain, without fear and in the company of family and friends. The emotional and spiritual support we provide to patients and their families is greatly enhanced by the help of our staff and volunteers. We offer a supportive environment, friendly staff and a rewarding experience. In addition we now offer online training for your convenience.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Providence, RI 02903

(41.81673,-71.40916)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are flexible.

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