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Friendly Visitor: Looking for a compassionate heart to help care for Iowans at their final stages

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ORGANIZATION: Care Initiatives Hospice- Cedar Rapids

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Caring for Iowans in their final stages of life is a difficult task.

But it is also meaningful beyond words. Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers undergo truly life-changing experiences when they help a patient and their family through a deeply personal and difficult time. We could not provide the important care that we do without the dedication and support of our compassionate volunteers. We have short-term and long-term opportunities available and are able to work around your schedule. Friendly visiting may include holding a hand, reading to patients, listening to a story, listening to music, playing games, or just sitting with a patient. We serve patients in facilities and in their own homes. We follow CDC guidelines and make sure our volunteers are aware of any positive COVID-19 cases.

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About Care Initiatives Hospice- Cedar Rapids

Location:

3720 Queen Court SW, Suite 9, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, US

Mission Statement

We strive to improve the quality of life for Iowans and their families during life's health transitions through compassionate and individualized care.

Description

Care Initiatives Hospice is a service of one of the largest health care networks in the state of Iowa. We are a full service, not-for-profit community- based hospice ready at any time to serve patients and their families wherever they may reside; a personal residence, a nursing facility or a retirement community. Care Initiatives Hospice is committed to providing a high quality of life to patients and their families as life's final months and processes unfold. We provide an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to delivering high quality, coordinated care with compassion, respect and dignity to Iowans and their families living with serious illness and loss.

Volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team and can make a big difference in someones life. Volunteers can help by listening to memories and stories, holding a hand, reading a story, playing games, baking cookies, visiting someone at home, or helping around the office.

Care Initiatives Hospice began providing care in March 2009 from 6 locations in Iowa: Albia, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Greenfield, Sioux City, and Waterloo. Care Initiatives Hospice is a part of the Care Initiatives network of senior care providers located throughout the state.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3720 Queen Court SWSuite 9Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(41.94168,-91.71488)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Applicants are required to provide three references who will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator.

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