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Hospice Patient Companionship and/or Respite Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Merit Hospice

  • 26 people are interested

Hospice volunteers make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients and caregivers. In this role, direct patient volunteers work in the home or at a senior living facility with terminally ill patients and their families. Duties may include:

Patient companionship: Talking, playing games, reading, engaging in hobbies.

Caregiver Respite: Sit with a patient giving a caregiver the opportunity for self-care and complete needed activities. Other duties may include light household chores, shopping, transportation.

All volunteers are required to go through an application process and complete volunteer training. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to volunteer for 2 hour shifts weekly or bi-weekly. We will work with your schedule and provide ongoing support for a fulfilling experience!

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About Merit Hospice

Location:

8150 North Central Expressway, Suite M2060, Dallas, TX 75206, US

Mission Statement

To provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to terminally ill patients, as well as their families and loved ones, while assisting patients and families to live with dignity and comfort as they cope with end-of-life issues.

Description

Merit Hospice was founded to provide patients and their loved ones the care needed to embrace the end of life’s journey.

Our services are designed to bring physical, social, emotional, and spiritual comfort to the patients we serve and the loved ones supporting them. The Merit Hospice difference is our process to understand your care goals, develop a personalized care plan, and maintain regular communication with you during the course of care to adjust the plan as necessary.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Dallas, TX 75206

(32.82252,-96.77617)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Encouraged to volunteer 2 hours weekly or biweekly for an extended period of time.
  • TB test, at no cost; submit COVID and flu vaccine status or exemption

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