Ardent Hospice & Palliative Care

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Basic Information

Address: 16486 Bernardo Center Dr, Suite 348, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone Number: 8589521786
Fax Number: 8885191241
Director: Megan James

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Hospice
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Hospice patients
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Minimum Hours Required: 2
Mission Statement:

Our patients and their loved ones are the center of our work. When curative treatments have become ineffective, Ardent Hospice delivers peace of mind with a mission to relieve pain and suffering. Our team of professionals has a passion for providing superior, thoughtful care at the end of life, and works around the clock to improve the quality of life for our patients, their loved ones, and caregivers by creating an atmosphere of acceptance and respect for all.

We go beyond simply administering pain medication and treatment to keep patients comfortable; we focus on each individual as a complete being, providing care to his or her family as well. Our mission is to connect and collaborate with every patient and family and support them in every decision.

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Volunteering with Ardent

At Ardent Hospice & Palliative Care, our volunteers are our partners in bringing joy and peace to our patients' lives. Whether they're aiding our staff in the office or visiting with patients and families, they are making a life-changing impact.

Volunteers do not need to have any experience or credentials to work in hospice care. We provide them with extensive training so they're fully equipped before heading out into the volunteer role they're best matched for. Volunteering with Ardent Hospice & Palliative Care gives you the chance to do something bigger than yourself. There's a place for everyone at Ardent.

Patient & Family Services

These volunteers are in the homes spending time with our patients and their families. Because many of our patients are older, and sometimes lonely, our volunteers are really just required to be a companion--keeping them company, having a conversation, maybe even working on a simple project. Our patient volunteers should be good listeners, and have the ability to deal with death and dying.

Our volunteer coordinator puts a lot of care and thought into pairing volunteers and patients. We take the volunteer's personality and comfort level into account when choosing the patient for them to work with, because it's truly important for them to have a genuine connection.

Community Services

Our community service volunteers represent Ardent out in the community. They're required to have a strong understanding of Ardent's hospice and care philosophy. Community volunteers accompany our team at marketing and community events, and speaking engagements as required.

Office Services

Office service volunteers provide clerical support to the Ardent hospice program. This may include answering phones and emails, preparing handouts and admissions packets, and writing newsletters and thank you notes. These volunteers should be organized and able to work under minimal supervision.

Bereavement Services

The main responsibility of a bereavement service volunteer is to provide support to families during the bereavement process. They offer companionship and assistance to families, and should have the ability to deal with death and dying.