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Hospice Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc.

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Direct Patient Support : Sitting with patients, reading aloud, assisting patients with certain activities, or just listening. Sometimes, volunteers function as interpreters between patient, families and hospice staff. Light housekeeping specific to the needs of the patient may also be provided.

Family Support and Respite: To support the family, a volunteer may be asked to pick up and deliver groceries or personal items to the home. A volunteer may also be asked to transport a patient to an appointment with their hospice physician. The role of the primary caregiver can be very stressful. One of the most important roles a volunteer can provide is respite. Respite is when the volunteer spends time, usually an hour or two, with the patient allowing the primary caregiver time alone or away.

Bereavement Support: Bereavement support is provided to the family, b the hospice, for 13 months after the patient's death. Volunteers are often used to support this process through clerical support, attending meetings and/or providing assistance with bereavement mailings.

Special skills and interests: Hospice volunteers with special skills may be asked to provide adjunct therapies that may include pet therapy, music therapy, aroma therapy, massage, imagery and other associated cares as identified by the individual hospice organization. Qualified volunteers who provide professional services for the hospice must meet all requirements associated with their specialty area. If licensure or registration is required by the State, the volunteer must be licensed or registered.

More opportunities with Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc.

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About Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc.

Location:

2865 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 103, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, US

Mission Statement

Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc., is a locally owned and operated agency serving our community. Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc. is a company that is committed to innovations that achieves the state-of-the-art, highest quality standard in the industry, focusing on employee excellence through ongoing and thorough education to provide an exceptional continuum of person-centered care in the communities we serve, all while maintaining a culture of compassion. It is Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc.’s commitment to provide a compassionate, highly skilled, reliable team of healthcare professionals to promote comfort, dignity, and quality of life while meeting the highest quality of service and above and beyond expectations of Palliative and Hospice care.

Description

Palliative Care and Hospice Services are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most private insurance plans. Certain medical and eligibility requirements need to be met. Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc., will work with the patient’s insurance companies to coordinate care and benefits.​

The attending physician, social worker, discharge planner, clergy, patient, family member, friends or any person concerned with a patient’s well-being can make a referral. And our team of professionals will coordinate with the patient’s physician for approval of services.​

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sacramento, CA 95841

(38.66146,-121.34844)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Arts
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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