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Blair, NE Hospice Companion Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: AseraCare Hospice

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AseraCare volunteers bring many gifts, talents, interests, and experiences to the hospice program. We have an immediate need for hospice patient companion volunteers in the Blair area.

Companion volunteers play a vital role in the hospice care team by:

Visiting on a routine basis for friendship and conversation
Increasing socialization for patients living at home
Listening to and supporting families as they care for their loved one
Providing brief periods of time off for family caregivers

You can determine the amount of time that you volunteer each month. We prefer a small commitment of 4 hours per month for companionship visits. Volunteers who are interested may also provide respite support. These visits may last from 1 to 5 hours, but they would happen less frequently through the month. We hope that you will be forming a relationship with assigned patients. We ask that you plan to make a commitment of at least 6 months to 1 year for this volunteer assignment.

COVID-19: Some of our typical protocols have been altered to protect both patients and volunteers during the time of a global pandemic. It is always our first priority to ensure the safety of our patients and volunteers. You will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 testing (if needed), and alternative options for volunteering such as virtual visits via Facetime, Zoom, Teams, etc. We prefer that volunteers be vaccinated to be able to fully perform their responsibilities, but unvaccinated volunteers are encouraged to apply as well!

Reliable transportation to/from your assignment is required. Companion volunteers must provide a current driver’s license and proof of insurance. Volunteers should be physically able to complete the tasks assigned to them. All hospice volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. They must also pass a criminal background check and tuberculosis test. All required training and services are paid for by AseraCare. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

Hospice is a program of palliative care and supportive services for terminally ill patients and their families. A care team that includes volunteers work together to provide services. All team members are trained in providing emotional support to the patient and family. The direct care hospice team goes wherever the patient lives to provide services.

Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Rather, its goal is to affirm life and encourage the patient to maintain control over decisions that affect his or her quality of life. Support is available 24 hours a day. Hospice care is ready to meet the ever-changing needs experienced by that patient and their family.

If you have suffered a significant loss, we encourage you to wait at least one year to provide direct service or public relations support. Bereavement resources are available to our volunteers who need them.

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About AseraCare Hospice

Location:

6307 Center Street #210, Omaha, NE 68106, US

Mission Statement

Our mission at AseraCare is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time.

Description

Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but affirms life, emphasizing dignity and comfort while enhancing quality of life for the person copying with a life limiting illness. Hospice treats the person, not the disease and focuses on the entire family, not just the individual.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Blair areaBlair, NE 68008

(41.5447,-96.13507)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit 4 hours per month, but additional time is welcomed and encouraged.

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