Hebrew HealthCare Home Health & Hospice Volunteers Needed

November 20, 2015, West Hartford, CT- Hebrew HealthCare Home Health & Hospice is looking for individuals who are interested in joining our team as hospice volunteers.  Individuals in volunteer roles get the chance to interact with patients for a variety of different reasons.  Hospice volunteers provide companionship to our patients, while supporting caregivers and their families.

Some volunteers can simply help a patient by just holding their hand, while others can socialize with the patient and listen to their stories and memories.  Many of our current volunteers have a specialized skill which enhances the life of our patients.  Pet therapists, massage/Reiki specialists, multi-lingual individuals, artists, and painters volunteer their time to improve our patient’s outlook.  If you have a special gift you would like to share with a hospice patient, you may be a perfect candidate for our hospice volunteer program.  The volunteers visit with the patients any place they call home, which can be at an assisted living facility, a skilled nursing facility, an independent living community, a private home, or a hospital.      

Our hospice volunteers are required to complete 16 hours of orientation training and attend 12 additional hours per year of in-service continuing education.  These educational requirements are essential for those who volunteer to understand the importance of enriching the lives of those on hospice. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Pam Gordon, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at (860) 566-8654 or email her at pgordon@hebrewhealthcare.org

Hebrew HealthCare is a non-profit, non-sectarian healthcare provider featuring a full spectrum of integrated and seamless in-patient; out-patient and community based geriatric services. For over 100 years our commitment to providing comprehensive care to the elderly in the Greater Hartford area is unparalleled and is the foundation on which our reputation for excellence is based.

 

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