Our Mission: As people of Providence we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Our Core Values: The Providence mission is carried out by employees, physicians, volunteers, and other care prov... Read more
Our Mission: As people of Providence we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Our Core Values: The Providence mission is carried out by employees, physicians, volunteers, and other care providers whose service reflects our core values: respect, compassion, justice, excellence, and stewardship.
Hospice is expert, compassionate care provided to those with advanced illnesses where cure is no longer a realistic goal. The Providence Hospice team sees each person and family as unique and strives to provide quality end-of-life care as they face their journey with comfort and dignity. Hospice care is patient-directed and interdisciplinary, with physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, and volunteer working collaboratively together to care for the patient. Hospice care is provided in a patient's home, whether that home is a private residence or a residential facility. Providence Hospice provides compassionate, thoughtful care to our patients and families with respect to their culture, religion, values, and beliefs.
Mary Lou said it all. This form of volunteering is so rewarding! Respite care provides caregiver (s) a few hours of free time to do activities they enjoy , even if it is only a walk around the block or a trip to the grocery store. Meantime, the volunteer cares for the patient in a myriad ways compatible with their needs. The training is excellent and very thorough, and the supervisors/coordinators are always available to answer any questions that arise. I wholly recommend becoming a Hospice volunteer.
Hospice support helps patients and their families manage this challenging time in the way that best meets the individual needs and desires of the patient, foremost, and his/her family. The volunteer role is meaningful, both for the patient/family and for the volunteer.
After OUTSTANDING initial (and ongoing) training given by Hospice professionals, volunteers can choose various roles, most often providing respite for a family. Typically, a volunteer will stay with a patient to allow his/her family time to do whatever...errands, sleep, be away from responsibility for 4 hours once a week. Patients may be able to engage with the volunteer or not; it depends. Families appreciate volunteers listening to what's going on in addition to the respite provided.
The volunteer role is to show up, be present, listen, support. It is very rewarding to be able to help families who often feel isolated and who "can't believe you want to help us!"
I highly recommend Providence Hospice.
This is an amazing organization. To be able to spend time with these patients at such an intimate and profound time in their lives is truly an honor. I would recommend this organization because the training and support they provide is outstanding, the people are compassionate and empowering and because the work itself is very rewarding and life affirming.
The Providence Hospice team is made up of caring individuals who really appreciate the work that Volunteers do. There are many different ways a person can Volunteer with Providence. There is program support, hospital service, visitation with patients, bereavement volunteering, etc. Providence Hospice is also located in Washington County and Yamhill County.