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Companion for Hospice Patients: NorthWest Suburbs

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ORGANIZATION: AccentCare Hospice and Palliative Care- Illinois

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Hospice companion volunteers visit with our patients in their homes or nursing homes. These visits provide companionship to our patients and provide much needed relief to primary caregivers to take time for self-care. Common activities our volunteers do with our patients include

  • Reading to the patient
  • Sharing stories
  • Singing to the patient
  • Sharing stories
  • Taking walks or just getting the patient outside on a nice day
  • Playing games
  • Home patients can sometimes use additional support including light house work, meal prep, or yardwork


In our Volunteer Orientation class you will understand some of the challenges that face patients and families and ways you can bring quality of life and compassionate care to them.

As a hospice volunteer you will learn about the hospice philosophy, communicating with patients and families, family dynamics, spiritual care and the grief process.

Please consider joining our team as we honor life and offer hope to those who need us most.

For additional information, please contact:

Regan Thompson, Manager of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach: reganthompson@accentcare.com; 800-570-8809

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About AccentCare Hospice and Palliative Care- Illinois

Location:

606 Potter Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope Our Vision is to: • recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care; • support our staff so they can put our patients and families first; • find creative solutions which add quality to life; • strive for excellence beyond accepted standards; • increase the community's awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.

Description

AccentCare Hospice & Palliative Care *formerly Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care engenders hope in the lives of its patients and their family members. We are here for you.

We are a community-based organization on an ongoing mission to find creative solutions which add quality to life. We believe firmly in the patient/family focus of hospice care, recognizing that individuals and families are the experts in their own care.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

759 kane streetelgin, IL 60177

(41.99728,-88.30609)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask our volunteers to provide minimum 1 hour per week of time with a patient/family.
  • Must be able to provide a valid drivers license, SS# in order to complete a background check as well as pass a drug screen (requirement for all staff/volunteers who have direct patient contact).

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