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Heartland Hospice

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If you have a trained therapy dog and you would like to share your dog with Heartland Hospice patients then we would love to have you volunteer for us. Studies have shown that people who hold or pet animals can have lowered blood pressure, and can at times be drawn out of their lonliess and/or depression. Therapy visits are good for the patients as well as family members because they can elevate a mood.

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About Heartland Hospice

Location:

8075 Creekside Drive, Suite 120, Portage, MI 49024, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.

Description

Heartland Hospice offers support, care, and comfort to the terminally ill and their families. If a individual has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and can no longer benefit from a curative treatment program (life expectancy of 6 months or less), Heartland Hospice can help. The hospice staff is actively involved in all aspects of the patient's care. This professional staff collaborates with the patient, family, attending physician, and staff (if patient is residing in an extended care facility. The hospice team concentrates on providing comfort, pain and symptom management, spiritual and emotional support. We believe that a good relationship with the patient's health care providers is essential to the emotional and physical well-being of our patients and their families. We develop an individualized care plan which we monitor and update regularly, adjusting it to meet the patient's needs. Both patients and family members are included in this decision-making process. Program features:
24-hour, 7-day-a-week availability and support, individually tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Care provided under the direction of experienced licensed nursing staff. A caring and comfortable environment.
A variety of accommodations from which to choose. Pain and symptom management.
Access to spiritual, emotional, and psychosocial support. An atmosphere that encourages friends and family to be involved and active in the program of care.
Volunteers
Team Coordinators
Community Service Representative

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8075 Creekside Drive, Suite 120Portage, MI 49024

(42.20034,-85.60023)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • approximately an hour a week

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