Companionship and Pampering to Hospice Facility Patients

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Nature Coast

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Hospice volunteers visiting nursing home and assisted living patients lessen the burden on family members who may be too far away to play an active role in their loved one’s life.

With hospice training, you will find that your skill sets are sharpened and new ones emerge. Hospice volunteers are trained in communication skills, family dynamics and how to make a positive difference for patients and their caregivers. After you complete the required orientation, VITAS-trained volunteers are prepared to visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to offer companionship and pampering to the patient, sit vigil, read to a patient, offer spiritual support, provide love with Paw Pals visits, and help in other meaningful ways.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Nature Coast

Location:

7520 W University Ave, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32607, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare(r), providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Live Oak, FL 32064

(30.2943,-82.9861)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week or more.....very flexible based on your schedule. Can occur weekdays, evenings or weekends.

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