The Meadows - Palliative Care Associate

The volunteer supplies that extra pair of “helping hands” that add to the trained services of the long-term care facility staff working together to enhance the lives of residents.

Volunteer role includes:

  • Offer one to one visiting and socialization.
  • Deliver and offer comfort items to patient and family
  • Sitting with palliative clients to visit, play games or read to them
  • Hands on assistance with activities, such as letter writing, cards, scrap booking
  • Be respectful of confidentiality in all interactions.
  • Prayers and scripture readings with patients permission
  • Communicate with Palliative Care Coordinator for connection with additional supports

Shift times will vary depending on the need of the clients.

 

Requirements:

Must complete Palliative Care Training Program per Palliative Care Coordinator.

Must be comfortable with patients at end of life.

Ability to function in an emotionally stressful environment.

Comfortable in a health care setting, accepting and open minded.

Volunteer Coordinator will complete the volunteer registration process.

Palliative Care Coordinator will provide Palliative Care Volunteer Training, on site orientation/training, roles of volunteer and boundaries, dying process.