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Compassionate Care for Hospice Patients & Leave a Legacy for Loved Ones!

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ORGANIZATION: Traditions Health

  • 6 people are interested

Too many people pass from our lives with their stories still inside. Therefore, the Legacy Support (LSV) plays a crucial role in assisting patients to explore, communicate and capture their legacy to leave their loved ones. What gave their life meaning? What advice or memory would they share? Volunteers will help translate those key moments into a project that may be as different as each patient, and could include videos, recordings, pictures, or narratives. Their legacy may be left as a surprise for family members, or the family may be part of the legacy process, helping to gather photos, tell stories of how their loved one impacted them and how their legacy will live on. This is an organic process guided completely by the patient and family.

Working in a healthcare setting, there is strict adherence to confidentialities/HIPAA. Ongoing training is provided.

Expect a rigorous background (fingerprints required) application process, and training required for healthcare settings. But ask yourself, "Would I want anything less for my family member, with a volunteer in my home with vulnerable loved ones?"

Reports To: Chaplain and Volunteer Coordinator

Essential Functions/Skills Needed to Create a Legacy Project

  • Provide compassionate companionship to patient while exploring Legacy Project.
  • Ability to present and explore ideas/types of Legacy Projects that patient/family may desire creating.
  • Ability to communicate in a conversation meant to engage patient/family in reflective process.
  • Promote positive, supportive, respectful communication to patient/family and staff members.
  • Provide an environment which promotes respect for patient, privacy and property.
  • Ability to organize materials into a final Legacy Project.
  • Possess creative and/or artistic skills.
  • Must be comfortable serving diverse groups and cultures.
Expect a rigorous background (fingerprints required) application process, physical and drug test, and training required for healthcare settings. But ask yourself, "Would I want anything less for my family member, with a volunteer in my home or with vulnerable loved ones?"

Did you know that volunteers are required for hospice programs by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and that they play a crucial role as part of a hospice care team? Are you ready to become part of our team? Contact us for more information about how you can make a difference to the patients and families we serve. Traditions Health Hospice is waiting to hear from you!

Jenny Johnstone-Smith,

Volunteer Coordinator

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About Traditions Health

Location:

3704 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Traditions Health is to promote health and independence in the patients we serve, to attract and retain exceptional healthcare professionals and to conduct our business with compassion and integrity.

Description

Awarded Home Health Accreditation from The Joint Commission, Traditions Health provides Home Health and Hospice Services.

Our goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible surrounded by the people they love. Our healthcare professionals are there when patients need us, providing the care they need in the place they want to be - home.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3704 Bienville BlvdSuite A-3Ocean SpringsOcean Springs, MS 39564

(30.40955,-88.76799)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible Schedule and locations. We are in ten counties, but are focusing on Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties, with a time commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week. Three-hour Orientation required. Training provided and ongoing.
  • LSV works with the Chaplain, Volunteer Coordinator, and patient to guide legacy project development, and to develop resources/ideas to present to the patient as a beginning point. The LSV should be comfortable exploring project topics with patient.

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