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Asera Care Hospice Johnstown, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Address: 706 Eisenhower BLVD Ste 3
Johnstown, Pennsylvania  15904  
United States
Fax: 814-269-4177
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 10
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Mission Statement


Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather it affirms life, emphasizes dignity, and enhances the quality of the remainder of a personÃ??s life. Hospice adds life to days at a time when days can no longer be added to life. Hospice treats the person, not the disease . . . focuses on family and friends, not just the individual . . . and emphasizes the quality of life, not the duration. Hospice is a program of palliative and supportive services that provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for terminally ill persons and their families. It is a comprehensive, medically directed, team-oriented program that accentuates pain control and symptom management for patients who no longer respond to routine aggressive medical care. The focus of hospice care is palliative rather than curative in nature.

Description


Hospice volunteers enhance quality of life and reduce the burden of caregiving by providing different types of support to patients and their families. This support might be running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give family members a break, lending emotional support and companionship, and helping out with light housekeeping. Our volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and talents to our patients and families in support of our hospice team. . We train our volunteers in a number of areas, including listening techniques, working with families, loss and grief, and bereavement support.

Hospice volunteers enhance quality of life and reduce the burden of caregiving by providing different types of support to patients and their families. This support might be running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give family members a break, lending emotional support and companionship, and helping out with light housekeeping. Our volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and talents to our patients and families in support of our hospice team. . We train our volunteers in a number of areas, including listening techniques, working with families, loss and grief, and bereavement support.

Mission Statement: Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather it affirms life, emphasizes dignity, and enhances the quality of the remainder of a personÃ??s life. Hospice adds life to days at a time when days can no longer be added to life. Hospice treats the person, not the disease . . . focuses on family and friends, not just the individual . . . and emphasizes the quality of life, not the duration. Hospice is a program of palliative and supportive services that provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for terminally ill persons and their families. It is a comprehensive, medically directed, team-oriented program that accentuates pain control and symptom management for patients who no longer respond to routine aggressive medical care. The focus of hospice care is palliative rather than curative in nature.

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Program Type:


Seniors Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes