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Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care

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Pet visits are a great way to spend quality time with your critter. Compassus Hospice is looking for pets and their owners to visit our patients (people with life-limiting illness and diagnosed with six months or less to live). Many of the patients have had animals in their lives and have had to give them up as illness has progressed. Watch patients smile, open up, connect, and even communicate with you and your pet in ways they may not with other people. Enjoy hearing life stories shared with you and your pet. Compassus Palliative and Hospice Care is a community-based hospice - traveling to private homes and skilled nursing facilities across METRO DENVER. Assignments are close to your home or work. Hours are flexible, based on your availability. Average is 2-3 hours per week, based on your schedule. Core training is provided for new volunteers to ensure appropriate skills and volunteer confidence. The dog will need additional training through Therapy Dogs Inc., a partner with Compassus Hospice. Whether you have had a personal experience with hospice, feel a calling, want to add skills to your resume, or want to add greater meaning to your life... we would love to hear from you! Contact Kelly at 720.200.1036 or Kelly.Smith@compassus.com.

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About Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care

Location:

2420 W. 26th Ave., Suite 200-D, Denver, CO 80211, US

Mission Statement

Ensuring patients receive compassionate, end-of-life care that honors the spirit within is our priority at Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care. Above all else, we believe that hospice is about inspiring life...it's about enabling people to live their last months to the fullest until the very last day. We are motivated by a deep commitment to providing quality of life through dignity, comfort and peace. Our goal is to empower our patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible, while offering support and guidance to the grieving.

Description

Hospice is a philosophy of care - not a place. At Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, we deliver our care services wherever our patients call home, whether that home is a private home, an apartment, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing center or, in some cases, a hospital.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

METRO DENVERDENVER, CO 80211

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average is 1-2 hours, 3-4x a month

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