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FREEDOM PALLIATIVE HOSPICE CAREFREEDOM PALLIATIVE HOSPICE CARE
Freedom Hospice "Large enough to serve, small enough to care." Hospice is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy accepts death as the final stage of life. Our agency provides supportive, compassionate palliative care given at the end of life. O... Read more
Freedom Hospice "Large enough to serve, small enough to care." Hospice is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy accepts death as the final stage of life. Our agency provides supportive, compassionate palliative care given at the end of life. Our goal is that our patients live their last days with dignity and quality of life by managing pain and symptoms while surrounded by their loved ones. Freedom Hospice offers warm hearts, open minds and generous spirits.
Freedom Hospice offers hospice service in the Dallas/ Fort Worth, Cleburne, Texarkana, San Antonio and other extended areas around those locations. Hospice care is managed through a medically directed interdisciplinary team approach. Our team provides the patient and family with the best possible compassionate care. The interdisciplinary team develops a patient specific plan of care for each individual.The hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing assistants, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, volunteer coordinators and trained hospice volunteers.
Freedom is such a wonderful organization. The work you do is incredibly meaningful. For my experience I primarily spent time with patients just for the sake of spending time with them. These patients being in the final months of their lives and often in nursing homes, they can be really lonely, and it's good to know that you're taking the edge away from that by being there just playing bingo, watching movies, or simply talking to them. The volunteer coordinator, Robin, is also incredibly nice and amazing and just a blessing to work with. She is so helpful and cheerful. She definitely made volunteering here simple, easy, and a pleasant experience altogether. This organization is great and does a lot of good. You do need access to a car though! Driving is necessary; the distance is up to you though! I would very much recommend volunteering here because it'll give you a new perspective on what it means to live and to be alive. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience to say the least.
I have enjoyed volunteering with Freedom. I feel as though I have made a meaningful impact in people's lives. The staff is amazing. They are always super friendly. Robin is amazing. She always takes care in matching you with patients, and is always there to answer questions. She really gets to know you and wants you to have an excellent experience. No prior experience was needed. Robin trains us to make sure that we know everything that we need to know. Visiting with patients is fun. You get to meet interesting people, and spend time talking to them. You can tell that they appreciate having your companionship. I've also helped out in the office, and I left feeling like I had really helped out. Volunteering with Freedom has also given me great clinical experience and has been invaluable to me as a pre-medical student. During medical school interviews, I was able to discuss my experiences and it helped me gain admissions. I would definitely recommend this rewarding experience to anyone.
I've been with Freedom for 8 mo. now. As a pre-med student, this was an awesome and unique opportunity for me to obtain direct patient contact, but now it has turned into so much more. The volunteer coordinator, Robin, is unbelievably nice and understanding. She will work with you no matter where you live in the metroplex. There is no min requirement on the hours you have to volunteer each week. They are truely grateful for any amount of time you can put towards helping others. You don't have to visit patients; you can volunteer your time in the office as well. It is a very relaxed environment. The ppl who work therereally care about you and appreciate you being there. My experience with the patients has been both easy and rewarding. They are just normal people who need someone to talk to and keep them company. I'm very proud to say I volunteer for Freedom Hospice and I can't say enough good things about them. I know anyone who volunteers at Freedom will have a very profound experience