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AseraCare Hospice Mission
AseraCare Hospice privides an individualized program of physical, emotional,spiritual and practical care for people in the last phases of an incurable disease, with an emphisis on control of pain and other symptoms. The program is reflective of a spirit and idea of caring that emphasizes comfort and dignity for the dying, making it possible for them to remain independent for as long as possible, and in familiar surroundings. Hospice care is centered on the patient/family/caregiver. Hospice personnel respects and responds to the unique differences in family/caregiver, lifestyle, values, and wishes.
We believe that volunteers are the heart of our program. Our volunteers are what makes the difference in our patients/caregivers lives on a daily basis.
We are looking for volunteers that have a calling on their heart to spend a little time making a big difference in their community.
There are so many opportunities for our volunteers here at AseraCare Hospice.
Here are just a few of the things our volunteers do:
Companionship Volunteers: volunteers spend time with the hospice patient. He or she most often takes on the role of trusted friend, being there when the patient needs a listening ear or a hand to hold.
Harmony of Hearts: sing and play musical instruments, such as autoharp, guitar and violin. They typically join in groups of two or three to visit patients and bring them the gift of music.
Pet Therapy: trained volunteers and their certified pets visit our patients- bringing joy, warmth and companionship to help brighten the last days of their lives. Pet therapy can bring our patients a sense of peace and trust, and help to relieve stress.
Vigil Volunteers: group of caring, compassionate volunteer provide a comforting presence to those patients in the final stage of their disease. the goal of the Vigil Volunteer is to ensure that "No patient shall die alone," and they consider it a special privilege to care for people at the end of their lives.
Bereavement Volunteers: provide support services for the family and friends for up to 13 months following the death of the loved one. Help the bereavement coordinator provide this service.
Craft Volunteers: making small gifts to take out to paitents on holidays to brighten their day.
Adopting Nursing Home: Adopting a Nursing home in your area to bake cookies on holidays for patients and nursing staff.
Office Volunteers: to help with making packets, filing, phone calls, ect.
We believe that everyone has a special talent and a gift to offer their community. If you have a desire to give back to your community please come and see if Hospice Volunteer is for you.
- Leanna McDade
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