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Hospice Vigil - Help Create a Peaceful Transition (Cudahy)

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ORGANIZATION: Brighton Hospice

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"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up another’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten their darkest hour."

The prospect of facing death alone is among the greatest fears for a hospice patient. Our Brightoning Your Final Hours Volunteers help to ease that fear for patients who either have no family or friends, or whose family and friends have limited availability to be with them on their final journey.

BYFH volunteers spend time at the bedside of a fragile patient during his/her final days or hours. This role is not about doing, it’s about simply being present with another person while creating a comforting atmosphere within the room. We want to make their transition as peaceful as possible.

Brighton Hospice is guided by our commitment to excellence in providing patient-centered care. Our volunteers receive specialized training and ongoing support that prepares you for this role. We also provide infection control education and any necessary PPE to ensure you are prepared and comfortable in your role as a patient companion.

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 companions in the Cudahy area.

Contact Peggy, Volunteer Coordinator, at: 262-794-3980 or pczarnik@brightonhospice.com, for more information on becoming a Hospice Companion 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

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locationsCudahy, WI 53110

(42.95974,-87.86147)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • On call opportunity. However we work with your schedule.
  • TB Test

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