Volunteer Needed for Companionship and Emotional Support in Duncanville (75137)

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ORGANIZATION: Divinity Healthcare

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As a Hospice Direct Patient Care Volunteer, you will play a vital role in providing comfort, companionship, and support to an individual nearing the end of their life journey. You will work closely with the hospice care team to ensure the patient and their families receive compassionate care and assistance during this challenging time. Your presence and dedication will help improve the quality of life and mental stimulation for our hospice patient and their loved ones.

We are seeking a compassionate volunteer to support a patient experiencing depression. This individual needs someone to provide emotional support, engage in positive activities, and assist with daily tasks to help improve their overall well-being.

Location: 302 W. Wheatland Rd. Duncanville TX, 75116

Tasks may include:

  • Entertainment
  • Activities
  • Help with patient tasks
  • Offer emotional support
  • Any other hobbies/interests that applicant may have.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Patient Companionship: Spend quality time with hospice patients, engaging in conversations, listening to their stories, and providing emotional support.
  • Respite Care: Offer caregivers a much-needed break by staying with the patient, allowing them time for self-care or errands.
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assist patients with tasks such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, and personal grooming, depending on their needs and preferences.
  • Emotional Support: Be a source of comfort and empathy, offering a listening ear and a caring presence to patients and their families.
  • Reading and Entertainment: Read to patients, play music, or engage in activities that bring joy and mental stimulation to patients.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and confidential records of your visits and interactions with patients and their families.
  • Collaboration: Communicate regularly with the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator and the hospice care team to stay informed about patient needs and concerns.
  • Training and Education: Attend orientation and ongoing training sessions to enhance your understanding of hospice care, end-of-life issues, and volunteer responsibilities.
  • Adhere to Policies and Procedures: Follow the hospice organization's policies, procedures, and code of ethics.

Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 16
  • In-office interview
  • In-office orientation/training
  • Valid driver's license/ID
  • Car Insurance
  • Background check required

Qualifications:

  • Compassion, empathy, and a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Willingness to complete required training and background checks.

Time Commitment:

We are very flexible. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 1 hour per week.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Unpaid
  • Volunteer retention
  • Gain knowledge of healthcare and how a hospice is run.
  • Attain credit hours (if required by your instructors and/or institution)
  • Work closely with patients, nurses, social workers, hospice staff, etc.
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of hospice patients and their families.
  • Gain valuable experience in end-of-life care.
  • Ongoing training and support to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • A supportive and compassionate team environment.

Divinity Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds and abilities.

If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Divinity Healthcare at 817-438-7463 or tazi@divinityhospice.net

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About Divinity Healthcare

Location:

5601 Bridge Street, Suite 504, Fort Worth, TX 76112, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Divinity Hospice is to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to clients with a life limiting progressive illnesses; to provide exceptional levels of comfort, compassion, our expertise and comprehensive care as we seek to make certain that the lives of the patients we serve are lived with quality and dignity; and to fulfill life’s journey. We want to care for their families, so they do not mourn uncomforted as they cope with issues during and after the final stages of life. Divinity Hospice strives to foster a deeper understanding of end-of-life care in the community.

Description

Divinity Hospice is a leading provider of compassionate and quality care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Divinity Hospice is a licensed and certified hospice agency. We are certified by Medicare and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). We focus on enhancing the quality of life of the patient while providing support to the patient’s family. Divinity hospice's program is patient-centered and tailored to the specific disease process as well as specific needs of each patient. Our exceptional care team works to improve quality standards in end-of-life care in addition to exceeding the expectations of those in need of our services.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Women
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1302 Heather Run DriveDuncanville, TX 75137

(32.63651,-96.88388)
 

SKILLS

  • Drawing
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week

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