Pet Peace of Mind® volunteers at Iowa City Hospice provide in-home pet care, exercise and companionship, delivery of pet food and cat litter, transportation to routine veterinary care and grooming appointments, help with temporary boarding, and assisting patients by finding a home for their pet when needed. Volunteers can also help with administrative needs such as making phone calls, scheduling and data entry.
This 2 hour Pet Peace of Mind® volunteer training will address:
- The human-animal bond and the symbolism of pets in the lives of owners
- The significance of pet ownership on the health and well being of hospice patients
- Overview of the hospice mission and patient privacy
- Safety issues working with patients and their pets
- Referral and volunteer matching process for the Pet Peace of Mind® program at Iowa City Hospice
*Helpful experience includes some understanding of the dynamics of pet ownership and safe animal handling skills.
*We especially need volunteers who are available during week days!
*Parking is available at Lensing's Oak Hill Facility. Use of the facility is donated by Faithful Companions, Pet Remembrance Services. For more information, visit their web site: http://www.faithfulcompanionsia.com/.
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Iowa City Hospice
As the oldest, most experienced hospice in the area, Iowa City Hospice brings an unmatched combination of a personalized approach to patient, caregiver, and family care, highly-qualified, experienced staff and a large, dedicated volunteer base.
The result? Respect for individual choices. The comfort and peace of mind that comes from knowing you and your loved ones are well cared for. Individualized care plans and the most appropriate scope of hospice and bereavement services.
As a community-oriented, not for profit organization, Iowa City Hospice is dedicated to offering services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington Counties. For over 33 years Iowa City Hospice has helped individuals and their families make the most of their final time together.