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"Care Calls" to Eastern Ky Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Bluegrass Care Navigators

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Become an i mportant Care Team Member:  Make Calls to support patients and families in Hospice Care

Responsibility includes: Making weekly calls to Hospice home patients to make sure they are comfortable and have everything they need. Your compassionate call will reduce patient/family anxiety about running out of much needed medications and supplies. The goal is to improve overall patient care, caregiver confidence, increased support to Bluegrass Hospice Care team members and to increase family satisfaction.

Commitment:  Approximately, 2 hours every Thursday morning from 9am - 11am (timing flexible). Calls can be made from the Hospice office or volunteer's home.   Thorough training and staff support is provided.

Requirements: Must have some knowledge of phone operation, good communication skills to compassionately communicate with patients and families and dedication to the ongoing weekly calls.

You will have the opportunity to improve the lives and care of the people we serve by being a vital part of our communication team.

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About Bluegrass Care Navigators

Location:

1733 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504, US

Mission Statement

Providing patient-centered care to the seriously ill and their families with excellence and compassion; engaging in community partnerships, education and counseling; offering opportunities to staff, volunteers and donors to enrich lives through their gifts.

Description

Bluegrass Care Navigators is innovative in expanding or evolving services to meet the care needs of its communities.

Our current services include:
Extra Care - personalized home care and private duty
Home Primary Care - primary care for "home limited" patients
Adult Day Health Care - day program for adults with physical or mental conditions
Transitional Care - help with hospital to home and reduction in readmission
Palliative Care - physician consult service for pain and symptom relief
Hospice Care - expert interdisciplinary care for life’s final months
Grief Care - counseling service for anticipatory grief and bereavement

Our Vision

Be the leader in delivering comforting care at the right time to the seriously ill.

Our Core Values

Compassion
Excellence
Teamwork
Respect & Dignity
Diversity
Integrity
Innovation
Sustainability

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2214 South Mayo TrailPikeville, KY 41501

(37.43734,-82.51159)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: approx. 2 hours on Thursday mornings. Frequency can match volunteer's availability.

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