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Pet Therapy to Brighton the Day for Hospice Patients in Glendale

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ORGANIZATION: Brighton Hospice

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One of the most frequent requests made by Brighton’s hospice patients is to be visited by a furry companion. Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, in the hospice setting is so much more than a simple visit with an animal. The unconditional love and affection of a therapy animal does so much to lift the spirit of those on their end-of-life journey. Not only are these visits a welcome distraction from the daily routine, but therapy animal visits also promote activity, conversation and emotional connection between the patient and the animal and handler.

We welcome dogs, cats, rabbits and more; however, we require all animals and handlers to be evaluated by a recognized organization specializing in the certification of therapy animals prior to visiting with hospice patients. These organizations have strict criteria for prospective therapy pets to ensure that both handler and animal have proper training and are fully prepared to safely interact with patients and their families.

If your pet has not been through the therapy certification process and you don’t know where to begin, contact us for more information on local pet therapy organizations. In the meantime, ask us how you can participate in Animal-Related Engagement Activities (virtual opportunity).

The amount of time you give is flexible and scheduled around your availability. We do take into account your location to assign patient visits that are within or near your own community. We currently have a need for hospice pet therapy in the Glendale area.

Contact Peggy, Volunteer Coordinator, at: 262-794-3980 or pczarnik@brightonhospice.com, for more information on Pet Therapy with Brighton Hospice. You can also find us on the web at www.brightonhospice.com.

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About Brighton Hospice

Location:

300 N. Executive Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005, US

Mission Statement

Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional and spiritual care for our patients and their families. We achieve our mission by hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patient's expectations. We cultivate an environment where our team members are valued, respected and provided personal and professional growth opportunities. Our leaders focus on supporting the clinical team so they can concentrate on patient care. We are always guided by our commitment to excellence.

Description

Brighton Hospice originated in 2012 in Utah and has spread to several other states including Minnesota, Oregon, Nevada and as of 2019 has come to Wisconsin. Brighton Hospice is designed to provide comfort and support to patients, so they may live out the last phase of their lives with dignity in a familiar setting. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last months by offering comfort, dignity and care in a familiar setting, whether that be in the patient’s own home, Assisted Living, or Skilled Nursing Facility. Brighton Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Our team is made up of our Administrator, Director of Clinical Services, Medical Director, Nurse Case Managers, Hospice Aides, Social Worker, Chaplain and an excellent support team. Brighton Hospice will provide you and your family with the quality care you deserve.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

various locationsGlendale, WI 53217

(43.1486,-87.9118)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible scheduling around volunteer availability and patient needs. We do ask for a minimum of 2 hours per month.
  • Therapy animal teams must be certified in pet therapy (animal-assisted therapy) and be up-to-date on vaccinations.

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