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Gift of Presence at the Bedside

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ORGANIZATION: ProMedica Hospice

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These incredible volunteers give the gift of presence when death is imminent so that no one should have to die alone.

The role of vigil volunteer is to be with hospice patients in the last hours of their lives. The volunteer while sitting at the bedside might read a comforting poem or prayer, listening to soothing music, or just sitting quietly holding the patient's hand. The main role for these volunteers to be present for the patient, and also support families during this special time through the gift of presence.

A thorough training is provided free of charge. There are additional requirements for a background check, and TB testing are provided free of charge. There is an additional requirement for vigil volunteers who will complete 2 hours extra training which will focus on what to expect in the last hours of living and cultural differences related to dying.

We provide caring, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their caregivers throughout the Lehigh Valley (Northampton, Lehigh Counties). The patients who we serve reside in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living buildings, and personal homes.

Please contact our hospice volunteer coordinator for further information either by phone (610-266-0134) or email kathleen.oconnor@promedica.org.

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About ProMedica Hospice

Location:

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

Mission Statement

ProMedica Hospice (previous Heartland hospice) is a growing company dedicated to providing compassionate high quality home health care. We will achieve this by recruiting professional, caring staff, encouraging patients to become active participants in care, and by creating an atmosphere of supportive leadership. We value strong, mutually beneficial relationships with referral sources, employees, patients and caregivers and community at large.

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

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

951 Marcon BoulevardSuite 3Allentown, PA 18109

(40.64289,-75.44027)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work around your schedule
  • 2-step TB testing, COVID vaccine required

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