Pet Therapy Volunteer
Einstein Montgomery Home Care and Hospice
Montgomery Hospital Hospice is a non-profit organization. We are looking for Certified Pet Therapy Volunteers to join our interdisciplinary team as they assist patients and their families on the journey through end of life. Volunteers and their pets visit patients to offer companionship, reduce loneliness and stress, provide social interaction and uplift the lives of pet lovers now separated from their pets. As a volunteer member of our interdisciplinary team, they will undergo a modified training, which includes an introduction to hospice philosophy and goals, HIPAA, personal safety and policies and procedures specific to Montgomery Hospice volunteers. They will need to have their pet's certification form through your organization (such as Delta or Therapy Dogs International) and have a record of up-to-date vaccinations and keep their pets well groomed. They will be assigned to patients in their own geographical area who have requested pet visits. Volunteers can work as many hours as they wish and have flexibility in scheduling their own visits, once assigned to a patient. They may visit patients in their own homes (accompanied by a nurse) or in facilities throughout Montgomery County.
About Einstein Montgomery Home Care and Hospice
1330 Powell St, Suite 100, Norristown, PA 19401, US
Einstein Montgomery Hospice endeavors to provide comfort and supportive care to those individuals experiencing a terminal life-limiting illness. The level of care includes clinical management of pain and other terminal symptoms, psychosocial support and spiritual support to the patient and family. MHC&H does not discriminate admission to the hospice program based on race, creed, age, gender or economic status.
Einstein Montgomery Hospice is a community centered healthcare program that provides coordinated care for individuals who are in the last phases of a terminal illness so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. It is a comprehensive program that offers supportive services in homes or care facilities to meet the varied and changing needs of the patient and family - physical, emotional, social and spiritual.