Kindred at Home Hospice

Organization Address

85 W. Algonquin Road Suite 100

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Name and Position of Contact Person

Sara Schank, Manager of Volunteer Services

Phone Number

847-439-0348

Email Address

sara.schank@kindredhospicecare.com

Website Address

www.kindredhealthcare.com

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Because Kindred Hospice delivers clinical excellence and extraordinary care 24/7 we are extremely flexible to meet the needs of the student. They are able to make their own hours based on their availability, and same days/times are not required.

Description of Organization

Kindred Hospice provides compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness, as well as for their loved ones. Volunteers with Kindred are an important part of a larger team who recognize that medical/clinical care for patients in the last stages of life, along with psychological, spiritual, and social services for patients and families can contribute to improved life quality.

Description of Service Learner Role

There are many volunteer opportunities with Kindred Hospice in order to help guide students in receiving experience in any field they may be interested in developing skills. Kindred also has special volunteers providing pet therapy, art/music therapy, relaxation/wellness therapy and is also level III partner with We Honor Veterans and provides Veteran-to-Veteran visits. Students may also use their area of expertise/interest during patient visits in order to decrease isolation. The possibilities are endless and may include simple conversation or reading to a patient, participating in activities, playing a card game, playing music or an instrument, helping with an art project or scrapbook, etc. This opportunity will not only make an impact on the patient and family but on the student's as well.

Organization Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years old. Medicare and Kindred Hospice require all volunteers complete a background check/fingerprint, general physical and 2 step TB test at no cost to the volunteer along with required training to determine competency. We ask that the volunteers visit the patient for the duration of the semester, even if the required hours have been met to ensure quality of care to our patients. All interested student volunteers may contact Sara Schank in order to answer any questions or concerns.

 

Number of Placements Available

Open

 

Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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