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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva-Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice

Hospice Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Hope

We provide care wherever the patient calls home: house, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage patient pain and symptoms. Every patient is different. With different challenges, different needs, different family and friends. So the care we give each patient is different.

Please call or text today to schedule an orientation to find out if this opportunity is right for you!

30-minutes to 1 hour a week of time is all you need!! (316) 895-1875.


(Heartland Hospice is now Promedica Hospice)

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform.

THE TASKS OF VOLUNTEERS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading, or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

Legacy Projects Opportunities -
What are legacy projects? Talking, listening, answering questions, and sharing stories are legacy projects to honor the life of hospice patients. They are ways to interact with the things they loved physically, and to share them with the world.

A life interview is a powerful way to connect individuals and generations. It's a chance to travel through time. In the present moment, the best gift you can give someone is to listen to them. You'll find out about the past as you hear about real-life experiences. And along the way, you may discover some timeless insights to help guide you through your own future.

Legacy projects examples:

  • Writing a letter
  • Audio recording or video
  • Book of recipes
  • Life Scrapbook
  • Book of art work
  • Prewritten cards for loved ones future events
  • Photo book
  • Memory box
  • Write a book


Volunteer from your home opportunities- There are many volunteer tasks that can be done remotely.
Those tasks include:

  • Make info packets
  • Bereavement mailings
  • Birthday cards for patients
  • Bereavement Newsletter (addressing/mailing)
  • Memorial Invitations (fold flyers, stuff, add labels)
  • Notes of Support
  • Support Calls (patients and bereaved)
  • Assembling volunteer training manuals, in-service packets, and misc. administrative paperwork
  • Letter writing
  • Quilting, crocheting, creating memoirs
  • Making phone calls to VFWs, community centers, etc. to ask about their interest in our different volunteer opportunities like the Vet-to-Vet program
  • Quarterly bereavement mailings
  • Admission Follow-Up calls
  • Write cards to patients
  • Creating a resource guide for staff ( funeral homes, caretaking services, veteran resources)
  • Letter writing or holiday cards
  • Looking at churches, libraries or community organizations where we can mail letters/flyers for volunteering
  • Working on the Agency Volunteer Monthly Newsletter
Please contact Tiffany at (316) 895-1895 or tiffany.zarate@promedica.org today to schedule orientation to learn more about helping hospice patients.

Giving Your Time - 30 minutes a week

ProMedica volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform.

Becoming a ProMedica Hospice Volunteer

We consider the chance to be involved in the lives of our patients and families both a sacred opportunity and a privilege. The love, respect and care our hospice volunteers provide are vitally important to our patients' overall well-being during challenging times.

When you become a hospice volunteer, we will provide you with a detailed orientation to the hospice program, so you will fully understand our caring philosophy and goals and have the skills needed to assist patients and their families. As a hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. The duties vary so that you find an area or service that is uniquely suited for you.

Contact Us - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

COUNTIES SERVED - McPherson, Marion, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Sedgwick, Kingman, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Pratt, Barber, Stafford

Promedica office location - 2872 N. Ridge Road, Suite 122 Wichita, KS 67205

For information about Promedica hospice services go to promedicahomehealth.org

Contact Tiffany today by calling or texting (316) 895-1875 or e-mailing to tiffany.zarate@promedica.org

More opportunities with Gentiva-Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Gentiva-Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice

Location:

2872 North Ridge Road, Suite 122, Wichita, KS 67205, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Gentiva-Heartland Hospice is to provide quality care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. Hospice care is a promise....a promise to patients who are facing the most difficult time of life, when choices seem few, and the patient and family situation is most fragile.

Description

As a Hospice volunteer, you will be orientated to the Hospice Program so you can understand our philosophy and goals. This will enable you to have the skills needed to assist patients and their families. You will not be asked to become a family counselor, just a non-judgmental listener and friend.

As a volunteer you will love the sense of self-satisfaction you will receive from bringing special pleasure to someone's life. You will enjoy learning from the vast experience and colorful life of our patients and their families.

Also, if you are a member of a special interest group (a choir, drama club, garden club, etc.) you may want to volunteer your group for a special project or activity. Become an integral part of the Heartland team by becoming a Heartland Hospice Volunteer.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Caldwell, KS 67022

(37.03225,-97.60699)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16

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