Pet Therapy Volunteer for Hospice Patients

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Penn Medicine Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested

Volunteer Pet Therapy Practitioners provide certified Pet Therapy Dog visits as a part of our holistic care coverage. They work in conjunction with and at the direction of our interdisciplinary hospice team to provide support to patients and their families. These opportunities are available in both our Inpatient Unit and in patient's homes. Hours are flexible and are coordinated with the patient and their families.

Please contact Janice.Gathercole@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, Anne.Rich@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or Eric.Trumbower@pennmedicine.upenn.edu for additional information regarding this opportunity.

Volunteer applications can be found here: https://volunteerservices.uphs.upenn.edu/pages/app:hosp

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About Penn Medicine Hospice

Location:

400 E Marshall St, West Chester, PA 19380, US

Mission Statement

Penn Medicine Hospice provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to the patient, caregiver and family. The mission of Penn Medicine Hospice is to maximize comfort care for terminally ill patients and to assist in making whatever time remains to be the highest quality possible.

Description

Penn Medicine Hospice is a division of Penn Medicine at Home which is owned by Penn Medicine. We are the oldest and largest non-profit home care and hospice agency in Chester County. Our hospice provides care both in our patient's homes, skilled facilities or wherever our patient calls home, as well as our Hospice Inpatient Unit. We have the only Hospice Inpatient Unit in the West Chester area. We are in a designated building, in close proximity but separate from Chester County Hospital.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Chester County, PAWest Chester, PA 19380

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 -2 hours per week
  • Therapy Dogs need certification

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