Our volunteers are members of a dedicated team who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. Experience teaches us that those facing their life's end often want to be remembered, to pass down their life experiences and beliefs, and to know that their life mattered. As a way to help patients fulfill these desires, Crossroads Hospice helps patients create a Life Journal to pass on their love, experience, and advice. We help them document their blessings and gratitude for those they care about most.
Life Journals are compiled by volunteers from the community and this can be a great opportunity for volunteer pairs or groups. The volunteers spend time with the patient to gather stories and experiences. The volunteer partners with family members to gather photographs of the patient's life. Photos and stories are then combined to create a beautiful hardback book, a Life Journal, for the family to cherish for years to come.
Here are some ways you can make a difference as a volunteer:
Letter Writing to Patients (Pen-Pal)
Arts and Crafts / Art Therapy
Music / Music Therapy
Office & Administrative
Pet Companionship / Pet Therapy
Telephone or Zoom Visiting
Reiki Therapy / Aromatherapy
***Volunteers do not administer medications or perform nursing duties. ***
Here are the steps needed to become a volunteer at Crossroads Hospice:
1- Complete Volunteer Application and New Hire Paperwork
8069 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH 45458, US
The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly competent, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their families. The hospice is committed to keeping patients in their home environment, whether that is in their own private residence or in a nursing home.
Crossroads Hospice is a community based organization, licensed by the state and certified by both Medicare and the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). From our inception, we have had one philosophy--expect more. Since 1995, we’ve been busy reinventing hospice by finding ways to spend more time with patients and families; and developing ideas to help them get the most from this delicate life experience. Crossroads is there when patients and their families need us most. Our patient-to-staff ratio is among the best in hospice. As a result, we provide more daily visits to our patients than anyone in hospice care. Our staff consists of doctors, nurses, aides, chaplains, social workers, bereavement coordinators, volunteer coordinators and volunteers, all working as a team to meet the needs of the hospice patient and their family.
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Counties Served: Montgomery, Preble, Greene,Clark, Miami, Fayette, Darke, ChampaignOffice Located at: 8069 Washington Village DriveDayton, OH45458