Thank you for considering becoming a Bluegrass Care Navigator Volunteer. Our volunteers bring warmth, compassion and support to patients and the families that we serve. Volunteers are an integral part of our team. It takes a special kind of person to volunteer with Bluegrass Care Navigators and therefore all potential volunteers are carefully screened and are required to complete a comprehensive training program that is aligned with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
Things to consider before applying:
"It's an honor to play a part in providing the same compassionate care to others
that was offered to my family during my father's time in hospice.
I know from experience just how much it means."
- Woody Fields, Pikeville Volunteer
The administrative volunteer provides added support to Bluegrass Care Navigators in all areas of programming. This position is not directly related to patient care.
Stay with a patient to provide caregivers a break to run errands and accomplish household tasks in the home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facilities.
Play music or sing to a patient either in the patient's home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility.
Weekly phone contact with home patients or families regarding any patient needs.
Additional Training Required
Assembling and delivering of educational information and other "compassion gifts" to families who have recently lost a loved one. Opportunity is also available at the Inpatient Units in Lexington and Hazard.
Porch deliveries such as flowers, cards and other "compassion gifts" that are provided by Bluegrass Care Navigators.
Activity created during COVID 19 Pandemic to continue providing supportive care to patients and families
Make blankets, neck pillows, head pillows, and/or Alzheimer's aprons for patients.
Call hospice patients and families frequently to provide extra support and companionship.
Visit with hospice patients via Bluegrass Care Navigator's Zoom platform.
These opportunities can include:
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Providing patient-centered care to the seriously ill and their families with excellence and compassion; engaging in community partnerships, education and counseling; offering opportunities to staff, volunteers and donors to enrich lives through their gifts.
Be the leader in delivering comforting care at the right time to the seriously ill.
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