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Newnan - Non-medical Hospice Volunteer - Direct Patient

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ORGANIZATION: Amedisys Hospice Care

  • 19 people are interested

Volunteers get to make their own schedule!
Our Non-medical Hospice Direct Care Volunteer provides support to patients living with a terminal illness, in addition to their caregivers and family. Support is provided in a variety of ways, including companionship, socialization, and caregiver relief. There is no medical background needed - our Hospice volunteers do not interact with the patient in any medical or personal hygiene capacity (i.e., volunteers do not give baths, get the patient in/out of bed, or to/from the bathroom, give medication).
Some examples of what a Direct Care Volunteer has the opportunity to do:

  • Provide companionship
  • Socialization and/or support to hospice patients and their families/caregivers
  • Reading to the patient
  • Playing games
  • Writing letters to or on behalf of the patient
  • Assisting with light household duties (watering plants, walking pets, washing dishes, emptying and taking out the garbage, etc.

Volunteers make their own schedule! We do ask for about 2 hrs per visit.

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About Amedisys Hospice Care

Location:

11 Charley Harper Drive, Suite 170, Cartersville, GA 30120, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: We honor those we serve with compassionate home health, hospice, and personal care services that apply the highest quality clinical practices toward allowing our patients to maintain a sense of independence quaality of life and dignity.

Description

The goal of Amedisys Hospice Volunteers is to promote quality of life by being supportive to the patients, family members and caregivers to provide one or more of these comforts: Friendly supportive visits to the patient's place of residence, companionship, reading or writing letters with the patient, playing music or singing, craft projects with patients/caregivers, a smile, providing patient companionship while the caregiver runs errands, sewing projects, companionship of office work making phone calls and clerical-type work. You choose! Hospice affirms life and views death as a natural process. Hospice exists to support and care for persons in their last stages of incurable illness, helping them live as fully and comfortably as possible. Amedisys volunteers are a part of the patient's support and care team.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Newnan, GA 30264

(33.37632,-84.71352)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers make their own schedule! We do ask for about 2 hrs per visit.

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