Lifes Solutions Hospice Care, Inc. volunteers have the opportunity to obtain real hands-on experience working with medical professionals and patients. Interns are trained by a variety of team members such as social workers, nurses, chaplains, home health aides, and attorneys. Interns are also given the opportunity to shadow nurses in the field who care for patients in their homes or nursing homes.
Hospice patients have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and generally have less than six months to live. The hospice philosophy is palliative, not curative, so hospice care focuses on the patients comfort and not on curing his disease. Hospice is not a place; its a service. So hospice employees go out to wherever the patient lives (nursing home, assisted living center, personal care home, own residence) and provide services to the patient there. The goal of hospice is to provide any medical interventions necessary in the home so that the patient no longer has to make trips to the hospital or emergency room, but can die quietly and peacefully surrounded by friends and family in his own home.
Hospice interns play a valuable role in the patients plan of care. Volunteers provide companionship and a friendly face. Many patients who live in healthcare facilities have few visitors and spend most days alone. Even an hour-long visit once a week from someone who is not rushed and just has time to be present and listen can significantly improve a patients quality of life. Interns also have the option of working in the administrative office to get experience in how the business of a hospice agency is run.
The objective for this summer internship is for you to gain experience in the medical field through hands-on interaction with medical professionals and patients. As we work to train the next generation of doctors and nurses, we want to teach our interns to be someone who works with people and understands medicine rather than someone who works with medicine and has no regard for people.
6 hours per week
June 1 - August 14
Lifes Solutions Hospice Care, Inc.
Since its inception, Life’s Solutions Hospice Care has grown to serve the Greater Houston Metropolitan area and surrounding Montgomery, Waller, and Fort Bend counties. Life’s Solutions’ dedicated teams serve patients in all environments, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, hospitals, or family homes. We are members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and a certified provider for Medicare and Medicaid. We are also proud to support the community through our memberships in the Tomball Area and Greater Southwest Houston Chambers of Commerce.
Lifes Solutions Hospice Care, Inc. [ All of our Internships ]
8989 Westheimer Rd., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 821-3000 Fax: (713) 821-3002
Website: Lifes Solutions Hospice Care, Inc.
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