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Pet Therapy & Companionship Volunteer for Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Kindred Hospice Harrisonburg

Pet Therapy & companionship volunteers are needed to visit with and enrich the quality of life for patients with a life-shortening diagnosis who are receiving hospice care. This program allows volunteers to be matched one on one with a hospice patient. The volunteer would simply offer companionship/friendship through regular visits with their certified pet. The volunteer can also set their own schedule that is convenient for both parties. Typically a volunteer would make a companionship visit 2-4 times monthly for approx. 30 minutes to a couple of hours. This is a wonderful way to share your "best friend" and truly make a difference for others in an extremely meaningful and rewarding way.

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About Kindred Hospice Harrisonburg

Location:

420 Neff Ave Suite #110, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, US

Mission Statement

Kindred at Home is a family of hospice care providers focused on clinical excellence with compassion and dignity when life matters most.

Description

The mission of the Kindred at Home family of hospice care providers is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness. We are committed to clinical excellence with dignity when life matters most. Hospice care helps patients and families make the most of the days that remain. Our care teams specialize in pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family. An individualized plan of care is developed for each patient based on comfort care measures and the wishes of the patient and family.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Crisis Support
Seniors
Animals, Crisis Support, Seniors

WHEN

Wed Jul 27, 2022 - Sat Oct 01, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations Front Royal, VA 22630

(38.91817,-78.19444)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, 2-4 times monthly.
  • Covid Vaccination, urine (drug) screening and pet must be certified/ registered by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization

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