Kaiser Permanente Hospice Respite and Friend Visitor Volunteers

Published

06/28/2018

Start Date

10/27/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Portland
Oregon
United States

Description

Training sessions are upcoming this Fall for Respite and Friendly Visitor Volunteers with Kaiser Permanente Hospice. Volunteers play a vital role in caring for hospice patients and their families. Hospice patients have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. These patients have made the decision to stop curative treatments in order to focus on comfort care and quality of life. As valued members of the hospice team, volunteers can make a difference by providing a break for a family caregiver, or visiting patients in care homes and facilities.

 

Volunteer opportunity descriptions:

Respite Volunteer:

Visit a terminally ill patient at home, giving your time so a family caregiver can take a break. Offer short-term (up to 4 hours/week) respite care, including one-on-one time with a patient. Assist them when needed or enjoy time together.

 

Friendly Visitor:

Provide routine companionship to a terminally ill patient living in a care home or facility, once or twice a week for one-hour visits. Read a book, play cards, visit or be a caring presence.

 

Training Sessions:

Dates: Friday, October 19 and Friday, October 26, from 9am to 4:30pm (both days are required for training)

Location: Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, 2875 NW Stucki Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

hospicevolunteernw@kp.org
https://tinyurl.com/KaiserHospiceVolunteerNW

For more information, please contact us at: 503-499-5168.


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