Hospice Patient Companion - Caro & Surrounding Communities

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ORGANIZATION: McLaren Hospice

Are you looking to make a lasting impact in people's lives? If so, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. The McLaren Hospice Program is a special kind of care designated to provide support and comfort for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Our hospice team provides services to meet the physical, spiritual, psychological, social and emotional needs of each patient and their family. Hospice Volunteers are highly valued by both staff & patient families and are critical to providing quality hospice services. We strive to enable patient's to carry on a pain free life and to manage other symptoms so that the last days with family and friends may be spent with a much dignity and quality of life as possible.

McLaren Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of patients that are being faced with advanced illness. Training is provided and no medical knowledge is necessary. This is a great opportunity for college students, retirees, and anyone who wants provide support to people.

As a volunteer with a patient, you would provide companionship that they might not otherwise get. Some typical visits may include...


Friendly visits with patient and/or family
Listening to patients reminisce about their past & life reflection
Reading to a patient
Respite support for caregiver by sitting with patient while family takes a break
Assisting with running errands, letter writing

Additionally, we are looking for volunteers with special talents such as: trained pet therapy dogs, crafting, cosmetology, massage, music, veteran experience, etc.


Please contact Dawn Hessell at Dawn.Hessell@mclaren.org or 989-316-4349 for more information.

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About McLaren Hospice

Location:

2100 16th Street, Ste 7, Bay City, MI 48708, US

Mission Statement

McLaren Health Management Group will be recognized as the premier providers of home care services as measured by superior quality, dedicated/professional people, outstanding customer service and financial strength.

Description

The hospice program offers specialized care to eligible patients to enhance the time they spend with family and friends. Our skilled specialists provide care that addresses all aspects of a patient's illness as well as the patients physical, spiritual and emotional needs. From pain and symptom management to respite care for family members, the care we provide supports patient and family choices with respect, comfort and dignity. We address the patient's personal needs and symptoms to give them the greatest amount of independence possible. Our focus is improving the quality of life so that our patients an families can live their lives as fully as possible.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Caro & Surrounding CommunitiesCaro, MI 48723

(43.49113,-83.3969)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours, a few times a month

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