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Veteran/Military Member Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Heritage onCare Home Health and Hospice

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Position: Veteran Volunteer

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The veteran volunteer respectfully celebrates patients who are veterans, recognizes their contributions to America, say "thank you" and address the unique challenges that may exist in end-of-life care for military families.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  1. Offer veterans and their families with support and companionship
  2. Offer veterans and their families the opportunity for veteran pinning
  3. Assist with applying for lost medals
  4. Perform pinning ceremonies
  5. Facilitate legacy projects
  6. Participate in community outreach activities to increase awareness of veterans benefits regarding hospice and palliative care programs.

Position Qualifications

  1. Active U.S. Military or veteran
  2. Awareness of unique end-of-life needs of veterans and military families
  3. Ability to interact with different types of patients in different settings
  4. Self-motivated, dependable and responsible
  5. Able to work independently and with others
  6. Complete accurate, objective, timely documentation of volunteer activities
  7. Participates in relevant education activities to provide competent support to patients and caregivers and to promote professional growth.
  8. Must be 18 years of age

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About Heritage onCare Home Health and Hospice

Location:

16934 Frances Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68130, US

Mission Statement

Heritage OnCare Hospice will provide personalized, compassionate comfort care to enhance the lives of individuals nearing the end of life, allowing them to live better.

Description

Heritage OnCare provides Hospice care wherever the patient calls home - private residence, nursing home or assisted living community. In collaboration with a patient's physician & Hospice Medical Director, we focus on quality of life using Expert medical care, pain & symptoms management, and emotional & spiritual support.
To care for those who once cared for us is one of life's highest honors. While you are serving others in your role, we want you to know that YOU are the most important asset we have. We could build the most beautiful communities in the world but without our associates and volunteers everything would fall short. Our team members have the distinct privilege of building relationships with those we serve.
Heritage Communities was founded by Farhan Khan, CEO & Nate Underwood President, with the first community, Shalimar Gardens opening in Fremont Nebraska in 2000. Over the past 20+ years we have grown to more than a dozen communities in four different states with over 1,200 associates and volunteers all working toward the same mission of Living Better and upholding the same core values of trust, respect, compassion &fun.
Heritage OnCare is a partner of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. As a partner, we are privileged to care for and honor those who served our country.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Omaha, NE 68130

(41.23951,-96.20044)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month, as needed
  • Medicare does require that volunteers interacting with patients, other volunteers or employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 HOWEVER, we are open to fully remote volunteers.

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