Our Mission: Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope
Our Vision is to:
♥ recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care.
♥ support our staff so they can put our patients and families first.
♥ find creative solutions which add quality to life.
♥ strive for excellence beyond accepted standards.
♥ increase the community's awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Hospice volunteers both give and receive many benefits from joining our program.
Volunteers set their own levels of commitment and travel based on their available time and the needs of our patients. Volunteers serve our patients from newborns to those over 100 years in age and live within Orange County.
Volunteer selection begins with an application and interview where potential volunteers may express their personal goals, availability, interests and talents.
Volunteers are carefully screened through a criminal background check, motor vehicle report, and personal references.
Volunteers' skill sets are defined areas of service within the Volunteer Department. Skills sets have been developed to offer our volunteers opportunities for growth and to maintain high levels of competency. Skill sets may vary with service area location and may require additional training.
Indirect Care Volunteers help by providing administrative assistance on special projects that enhance the work of our staff and support patients, families and the efforts of the teams in the field. Indirect Care Volunteers receive basic orientation, training specific to task undertaking, and are encouraged to attend initial hospice volunteer training.
Direct Care Volunteers help by providing comfort, support, care and compassion to our patients and their family members, and are required to participate in initial hospice volunteer training as well as basic orientation. Training is offered in different formats and locations throughout the Seasons Hospice service areas. Specific skill sets may require additional interview, selection and program training.
Volunteer training and orientation give volunteers an opportunity to learn new skills and become aware of skills they already possess.
Some of the areas of training include: ♥ Role of the volunteer and the interdisciplinary team ♥ Hospice mission, history and philosophy of care ♥ Spiritual and cultural diversity ♥ Confidentiality ♥ Listening and communication skills ♥ Precautions ♥ Grief and bereavement ♥ Patient care ♥ Disease processes ♥ Self care
Additional support meetings and educational opportunities are offered throughout the year as well as ongoing personal support and social gatherings.
Our needs are great!! Contact Seasons Hospice for more details today!