Hospice of the Ozarks has a team of 90+ volunteers that provide:
• Sitting with patients (companions)
• Running errands
• Pet Peace of Mind Program
• Structured Life Review
• Clerical Assistance
• Reception at the Hospice House
• Bereavement support
For more information about volunteering call Deanna Lind, Volunteer Coordinator, at (870) 508-1771• Fundraising activities
Hospice volunteers are individuals who have completed a training course for which they receive certification. In an effort to meet the needs of our Hospice patients and caregivers, we encourage you to use our volunteers to sit with your loved one so that you can get a much needed break from your care-giving duties. The services of volunteers are free of drugs and they are not allowed to take any monetary enumeration or accept gifts from the families they serve.
Companions: Volunteer companions are available to come to the patient's home for 1-4 hours to provide you with a break to run errands, go out to lunch, get your hair done, go to a movie or perhaps just go in a room and take a nap in your own home. Volunteers are there to assist, but are discouraged from lifting the patient for safety reasons. They will assist with food & beverages for the patient, read to someone if desired, write notes, chat or just sit quietly while the patient sleeps and is resting. Volunteers do not perform personal care duties.
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HOSPICE OF THE OZARKS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM PROCEDURES
Affiliated with Baxter Regional Medical Center
Medicare / Medicaid / Champs Approved