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Provide Companionship to Hospice Patients - Hamilton & Butler County

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ORGANIZATION: Ohio Living Hospice

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Hospice provides special care, comfort, and support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers are a large part of hospice care and make an INCREDIBLE difference in the lives of others. You can volunteer in-person, over the phone, or donate comfort items or gifts for our staff to distribute. Opportunities are available all over Southwest Ohio, in the counties of Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Preble, and Warren!

Hospice volunteers can contribute in a variety of ways:
- Provide companionship by just being present with the patient, listening to their stories, doing activities, etc.
- Assisting patients with documenting their stories or writing cards or letters.
- Conduct video chats with patients and their out-of-town loved ones.
- Helping tidy up a patient's room or maintain their house/yard.
- Assist our chaplains with bereavement services and support for families after patient deaths.
- Completing administrative tasks at our office in Springdale.
- Create or collect items to be donated to our patients.

Any volunteers wanting to visit or talk to patients/families directly must undergo an onboarding and training process, including a background check and drug screen.

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About Ohio Living Hospice

Location:

11275 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of physical, mental and spiritual well-being consistent with the Christian Gospel.

Description

Ohio Living the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of home health, hospice and continuing care retirement communities in Ohio.

Hospice is a special kind of caring. Hospice care is patient and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve.

Medicare also recognizes the importance of volunteers in the delivery of hospice care. Medicare requires that hospice utilize volunteers from their local community to augment the care the hospice agency provides. Nationally, over 100,000 people serve as hospice volunteers and give millions of hours of their time to serve terminally ill patients and their families.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Cincinnati, OH 45251

(39.27302,-84.59034)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Customer Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. If visiting patients in person, we request you're able to visit them at least once a week, but the visits do not have a minimum time requirement.
  • Application, interview, background check, drug screen, fingerprinting, and 2.5 hour training session. Volunteers only donating items do not need to go through the onboarding and training process.

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