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Dementia Safety - Hospice Volunteer - Wall, NJ

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ORGANIZATION: Vitality Hospice and Palliative Care

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Some diseases are cruel. Dementia issues create a scenario where the patient is too weak to walk, but doesn't remember that they are, so they try and walk, but they end up falling instead. We want to do what we can to prevent that from happening to the patients we serve. Economics are such, that no hospice, nor nursing facility, can offer one-on-one attention for every patient, 24 hours a day. (And if they did, the cost of the care would be too prohibitive for most people.)

One option to help prevent these falls is YOU! Having many volunteers visit for an hour or two, each week, helps share the load and can keep patients safe from themselves. And while you're with them, you may reminisce about the old days, or just be quite, sharing the moment; it’s all a worthy way to spend your time, knowing that your presence with them is preventing them from falling.

From our Wall, NJ office, we serve patients, with our End-of-Life Care and support, throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. So, we need Volunteers throughout those Counties too. (But as a volunteer, you will go only where you are willing to drive to.)

If you agree with me and like the idea of keeping someone safe by spending time with them, please respond to this post. Though, I'm going to be upfront, and let you know that the onboarding to become a Hospice Volunteer can be arduous for some, as it includes some self-guided education, health checks, including a drug screening, and a criminal background check. Some of this is mandated by the State and other items are just best practice. Again, respond to this post if you want details.

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About Vitality Hospice and Palliative Care

Location:

3000 Cabot Blvd West, Suite 200A, Langhorne, PA 19047, US

Mission Statement

To improve symptom burden and quality of life of patients and caregivers through evidence-based interventions, superior service, and therapeutic support

Description

Vitality Hospice and Palliative care is patient driven and clinician owned. The founder is a hospice and palliative care certified nurse practitioner who strives to promote care that enhances quality of life, helping patients enjoy each day. The organization is team driven and open to change as needed. As a volunteer for our organization your impact is not just on patient care but our culture, as you are an integral part of our team!

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1670 New Jersey 34Wall Township, NJ 07727

(40.19101,-74.11603)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideally, 3 to 4 hours a week, but we can be flexible.
  • You should be a patient person, and like dealing with all kinds of people. Being reliable and consistent are important qualities too, especially with this population.

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