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Respite Visit Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Interim Hospice

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Respite visit volunteers provide regularly scheduled visits with the patient and/or the patient's family. Offer the gift of time to family members of patients in hospice who face the ever-present challenge of care giving. Hospice respite volunteers offer short-term (1-4 hours) respite care to patients, allowing caregivers to take a break, run errands, nap, etc.

Qualifications: Patience, compassion, flexibility, dependability, and good active listening skills are needed. Volunteers need to be able to establish and maintain boundaries. The volunteer must be able to put the patient's interests first. Being well grounded and possessing good common sense are important.

Time Commitment: Generally, visits are made 1-2 times a month and are 1-4 hours in length. We ask that volunteers commit at least two hours a month.

Location: Patient visits take place in the home of the patient whether it is a private residence, assisted living facility, or nursing home.

Benefits: The benefit of helping others who are not able to repay you is priceless. Complete training is given to volunteers to address all aspects of patient care. The Volunteer Coordinator will attend the first visit with each volunteer and will be available for any questions or concerns. Continuing education in end-of-life issues is available to all volunteers.

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About Interim Hospice

Location:

510 N. 17th Ave, Suite A, Wausau, WI 54401, US

Mission Statement

Interim Hospice and Palliative Care optimizes the quality of life for patients and families who are living with a terminal and/or life threatening illness by anticipating, treating and preventing suffering and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information and choice in the physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of holistic care and services provided by our compassionate interdisciplinary team.

Description

Volunteers provide important services to the community. Whether it's providing companionship to a person in the final months or weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, providing assistance in the office or helping with community outreach, the contributions of volunteers are an essential part of Interim Hospice & Palliative Care. And, there is no greater feeling than knowing you have made someone's day just by being you.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

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WHERE

5625 Sandpiper DriveStevens Point, WI 54482

(44.52722,-89.50718)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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