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Pet Therapy Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

We are seeking canine, feline friends and their owners to share share their companionship with our hospice patients, and families. The opportunity to provide the gift of presence through pet therapy is a proven smile-maker. We love to see the job on our patient faces when they see a four-legged friend prance down the hall into to see our patients, and families. Pets help patients, and family members shed anxiety, fear, and loneliness. Many of our patients are isolated because of COVID restrictions, and the joy of a pet visit

We also have a need for dog walkers to provide support for patients and families who are unable to walk their favorite animals. This opportunity could be scheduled around both the patients, families and volunteer availability.

We provide caring, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their family throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Our patients reside in skilled nursing, assisted facilities, and personal residences.

A through training is provided free of charge. We also require a background check (free of charge), 2-step TB testing (free of charge), COVID vaccination, and drug test.

Please contact Kathleen OConnor for further information. She can be reach through either phone calls (610-266-0134) or by email kathleen.oconnor@promedica.org.

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About Heartland Hospice

Location:

951 Marcon Blvd, Suite 3, Allentown, PA 18109, US

Mission Statement

We believe hospice care can be something more !!! The most important time is the time you have together--with friends, with family, with loved ones. Many people think hospice is only about end-of-life care, but it’s so much more than that. We help people with life-limiting illnesses, along with their loved ones, make the most of every moment.

Description

We provide caring, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their caregivers throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Patients reside in Skilled Nursing facilities, Assisted Living facilities, and personal residences. Our holistic care is provided by a professional team which includes our Medical Director, RN's, LPN's, CNA's, Social Workers, Bereavement Coordinator, Spiritual Care Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinator, and Volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

951 Marcon BoulevardSuite 3Allentown, PA 18109

(40.64289,-75.44028)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible time commitment
  • COVID vaccination, 2-step TB testing

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