• 61 people are interested
 

Companionship and Respite Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: OhioHealth Hospice in Athens (formerly Appalachian Community Hospice)

  • 61 people are interested

Volunteers in the field have big hearts and good common sense. Field volunteers visit with hospice clients in their homes (single family residences or nursing facilities) to provide companionship and give the caregivers some respite. Volunteers chat, play card games, watch television, make a light meal. Volunteers with musical abilities sometimes sing and play instruments. Others work on crafts or pursue life review. Still others help their
patients with correspondence.

Hospice volunteers receive training, complete background checks, and are required to take a TB test and be vaccinated against the flu, measles, mumps and rubella. Volunteers who don't get a flu vaccination may visit patients from April thru November.

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About OhioHealth Hospice in Athens (formerly Appalachian Community Hospice)

Location:

444 West Union St, Suite C, Athens, OH 45701, Athens, OH 45701, US

Mission Statement

OhioHealth Hospice in Athens is committed to providing the highest quality care to members of our community who are facing the end of their lives. Staff and volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the our clients and their families.

Description

OhioHealth Hospice in Athens program Athens, Hocking, Meigs, and Vinton Counties in Ohio. Hospice offers nurses, home care aides, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, and volunteers to make the final months of the terminally ill as comfortable, as pain-free, and as fulfilling as possible.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team and are treated and trained as unpaid employees. We have a volunteer coordinator who oversees and nurtures our volunteer program.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

444 West Union, Suite Cand surrounding areasAthens, OH 45701

(39.33139,-82.12273)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a week,
  • Training and background check provided. Must have your own vehicle. Flu shot, childhood vaccines, and tb test required.

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