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Pet Therapy for Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Bristol Hospice Oregon

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Please share the gift of your CERTIFIED PET THERAPY ANIMAL with our hospice patients! Bristol Hospice is looking for Certified Pet Therapy Animals and their humans to bring joy to hospice patients in care homes and facilities. As hospice volunteers, you and your pet would have personal interactions with patients at the end of life. Hospice pet volunteers visit patients in nursing homes, assisted living communities and private homes. Hospice pet visits offer a welcome distraction from illness and help people feel a little less lonely. They leave their patients-and anyone else lucky enough to be around-smiling, more relaxed, maybe even healthier. Hospice pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person, and a certified animal. It also involves the animal’s handler. Animals interact with hospice patients during visits - individualized - per the patient’s comfort level.

There are social and emotional benefits of hospice Pet Therapy. Simply cuddling or petting an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and ease depression. Because a primary goal of hospice services is comfort care, Pet Therapy is an ideal option for providing comfort to patients who often feel isolated. If you are looking for a special opportunity for you and your pet, please contact us today.

Your volunteer time is flexible and valued! When you are a part of the Bristol Volunteer Team, you receive training, support, a network of fellow volunteers and staff. We are looking for volunteers and their pets who are licensed, have required vaccines and are already certified therapy animals.

Please reach out for more information.

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About Bristol Hospice Oregon

Location:

10365 SE Sunnyside Rd, Ste 340, Clackamas, OR 97015, US

Mission Statement

Bristol Hospice is graciously committed to our mission that all patients and families entrusted to our care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care.

Description

The delivery of hospice services is integral to complete the continuum of care. Bristol Hospice is the bridge to delivery of end-of-life needs that are focused on pain and symptom management. Bristol hospice provides care for patients in skilled facilities, private homes, and group homes.

Bristol Hospice is proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs 'We Honor Veterans' program. Bristol Hospice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care that addresses the unique needs of Veterans and their families.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Clackamas, OR 97015

(45.41201,-122.54578)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically two hours a week, flexible.
  • 12 hours training/orientation, background check, and TB test.

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