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Making friends & creating smiles through Music

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ORGANIZATION: Assisteo Hospice

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Assisteo Hospice's Volunteer Program, where we make friends and create smiles.

Do you play a musical instrument? Maybe the guitar, banjo, piano, or harp? Are you caring, compassionate and enjoy spending time with seniors? Being a Patient Care Volunteer with Assisteo Hospice could be for you. Patient Care Volunteers provide much needed emotional and socialization support to meet the non-medical needs of patients and their families - friendship, support, encouragement, socialization, and companionship... making friends and creating smiles, as we like to say.

Many of our patients greatly enjoy listening to music, even more so, having people come to play live for them. Music is known to connect with parts of the brain like nothing else does. Music can be played either bedside, one on one with patients, or in a larger group setting.

Some proven benefits of music therapy for seniors include:

  • Helps to process thoughts
  • Rekindles positive memories
  • Relieves boredom
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves speech skills
  • Encourages happy thoughts
  • Motivates movements
  • Increases social interaction

Our music volunteers are part of our patient care volunteer team and receive training to help make the most of the visits (in addition to playing music). Not only do our patient care volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients, but our volunteers receive so much as well from the time spent with patients.

One thing that is special about Assisteo Hospice is that we are a Veteran preferred hospice, receiving many of our patients directly from the VA Hospital. In fact, over half of our patients are U.S. Military Veterans.

Our main admin office is in Phoenix, but we provide patient care for most of Maricopa County.

If this sounds of interest to you, I'd like to work out a day/time to connect on the phone to start. I can answer questions, share more details, talk about our on-boarding process, etc.

Thank you for considering being a part of the Assisteo Hospice team.


Brian Hetzer
Volunteer Coordinator
Assisteo Hospice

(480) 544-2128 - cell
bhetzer@assisteohospice.com

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About Assisteo Hospice

Location:

2929 N. 44th St, Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85018, US

Mission Statement

At Assisteo, our mission is to provide compassionate, end-of-life care, addressing the physical, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of our patients and their loved ones. With an emphasis on symptom management, our hospice team members will develop a plan of care centered around you and your family’s goals. As we join you in your journey, our hopes are to brighten each day, adding comfort and quality along the way.

Description

Assisteo provides end of life care to those in need of those services. Our staff includes our Medical Director, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Chaplains, Social Workers, Veterans Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator, and Volunteers. What makes our hospice one that stands out from others is the quality of staff, quality of care, and deep and abiding respect for the process that our patients and their families are going through. Patients and families are key and most important component of our treatment team.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2929 N. 44th StSuite 110Volunteer locations are all over the valleyPhoenix, AZ 85018

(33.48149,-111.9863)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no set time commitment. Typical visits are 1-2 times per month, about an hour each.
  • TB test

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