Hospice Compassus Volunteer Vigil Program

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ORGANIZATION: Hospice Compassus

Hospice Compassus is looking for compassionate caring people to help terminally ill patients and families who can be there at the end of life.

The potential volunteer who is considering participating within this program should be comfortable around death and dying. Most imprtantly, Vigil Volunteers must be able to meet the unique needs of the patient and family by offering a calming presence. We are esecially looking for volunteers available on short notice to provide 2-4 hour shifts. The volunteer's geographic distance of your residence will be taking into consideration. Hospice Compassus provides support in the following counties: Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

The Hospice Compassus volunteer program will provide training through the patient care, and the vigil orientations. The training is provided free of charge to help you learn the required steps to be an outstanding hospice volunteer. The times and date for the training are ongoing, and flexible.

Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator Kathleen OConnor (215 557 7300) with any questions, or how to onboard to become a volunteer.

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About Hospice Compassus

Location:

601 West Office Center Drive, Suite 125, Fort Washington, PA 19034, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance well-being and honor quality of life through meeting the needs of patients and families through our service areas. We will preserve the dignity of death for our patients and families so that no one will ever die in pain or alone. To provide for the physical, social and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. Our service area includes Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties within Pennsylvania.

Description

Hospice care is a type of healthcare that aims to reduce suffering and promote comfort at the end of and promote comfort at the end of an individual's life. Pain and any other symptoms are managed around the clock, and the hospice team focuses greatly on spiritual and emotional health as well.

The foundation of hospice includes nursing care with an emphasis on managing symptoms, practical assistance, and emotional support. Caring for a loved one at home can be challenging. Our goal is to provide timely services to help your family make the most of your time together.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

601 West Office DriveSuite 125Fort Washington PA, PA 19034

(40.137,-75.1955)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Psychology
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • ongoing
  • initial tuberculosis test which we cover

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