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Recruiting Organization: Capital Caring Health - Maryland

Capital Caring is one of the leading and largest hospice care providers in the country and we continue to remain one of the best. In order to provide world-class care and support to our patients and their families, Capital Caring is always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate volunteers to join our dynamic Volunteer Team. Although we have many different volunteer positions available with Capital Caring Health, we are currently recruiting volunteers to provide much needed socialization, companionship, and support for our patients who live at home and in various nursing facilities throughout PG and Montgomery County. Battle Buddies are Veterans paired with volunteers who are also veterans. Heros who chose to serve their Country and now share a bond. Soldier to soldier, a Battle Buddy gives our veteran patient the chance to reminisce and share stories with someone who can relate to their experiences. Battle Buddies can also take part in veteran recognition ceremonies done throughout the year, reminding our veteran patient's that their service to our Country has not been forgotten.

Our interdisciplinary team, including our trained hospice volunteers, provides expert pain and symptom management for each of our patients, addressing physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and emotional aspects of their illness, to allow them to enjoy the remaining time that they have with their family, friends, and loved ones as comfortable as possible. Our overarching goal is to improve the quality of care that we offer to our patients and their families, priding ourselves with a Volunteer Patient Care Team that provides meaningful patient-volunteer interactions on a consistent basis. Our wonderful Battle Buddies commit to visiting our patients an average of 4-6 hours/month, ensuring they provide both the patient and their family with the attention they deserve during this extremely difficult time. All of our Battle Buddies are given the support and resources they need and can turn to staff for additional education and support as needed. The veteran volunteer develops his/her own schedule, allowing each of our volunteers to coordinate visits that are most convenient with their schedule. Capital Caring is looking for caring, compassionate individuals to provide stimulating companionship visits for our hospice patients. While some of our hospice patients have families or friends that may visit, the majority of our patients in facilities may not - only receiving interactions with staff members throughout the day. We strive to make the lives of our hospice patients as full and rich as possible, and we know that our patients will truly enjoy and look forward to visits from a fellow veteran. A great deal of satisfaction comes from contributing to the well-being of others. Hospice Volunteers are one of the few who can make a true difference in someone’s life by offering a small portion of their time, energy, and skills. Our volunteers have the opportunity to apply their talents and expertise in fields different from their usual work, and for some, volunteering may lead to a career change. Capital Caring is grateful for the support volunteers provide to our hospice patients and their families throughout this difficult time. Among many other benefits and opportunities, we provide our patient care volunteers with hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life education, patient care trainings, and continuous opportunities for educational in-services.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

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


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Silver Spring, MD 20774







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