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Volunteers Needed to be a Friendly Visitor/ Companion

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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested
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Do you have a heart for people? Do you especially enjoy the elderly? Are you looking for ways to reconnect in the community?

If so, we have opportunities in various locations/areas for you to provide companionship for our patients. Just an hour or two per week makes such a big difference in someone's life.

Companion/Friendly Visitor Volunteer Duties
- Offers on-site companionship, respite care, letter writing, homemaking chores and errands
- Donates his/her time to the supportive needs of patients and families who need the assistance, according to the plan of care
- Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team by providing input into the Plan of Care and team meetings as appropriate
- Provides needed services to patient/caregivers such as shopping, meal preparation, respite for caregiver and other services agreed upon by Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator and patient/caregiver

Service Areas: Alleghany, Rock Bridge, Nelson, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Campbell, Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania

Contact Information: Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information at 540-676-5644 or email bianca.dickerson@promedica.org.

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About Heartland Hospice

Location:

2840 Electric Rd SW #106A,, Cave Spring, VA 24018, US

Mission Statement

We believe wholeheartedly in the power of the individual, the importance of relationships and the value of respect and dignity to everyone at every stage of life. Our goal is to create a positive difference every day, to make a personal connection and to create memorable moments that will enrich your life.

Description

Hospice care is a specialized care that focuses on supporting you and your loved ones during an advanced illness. The emphasis is on comfort and quality of life, rather than finding a cure. Hospice care enables you to live each day to the fullest as comfortably and dignified as possible.

Heartland provides care for the body, mind and spirit. We encourage our patients to share their thoughts, hopes and concerns, so we can better meet their unique needs. Hospice benefit's covered services may include:

  • Comforting care, provided by an interdisciplinary team
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Medications
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Patient and family education
  • Comforting treatments
  • Therapies
  • Bereavement services

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Roanoke, VA 24017

(37.28931,-79.99759)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building
  • Hospice Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are seeking an individual that is interested in volunteered at least 2 hours a week
  • TB SCREENING (PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE)

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