This is the last step before our doors are open. We are looking at referrals for people who wish to come stay at PWH. We have met with the Lifetime Care Hospice staff and we are so happy to have them to provide Hospice care to our residents.
We have received referrals from Hospices in the area, hospitals, and from people in the community. We make a visit to the person who is interested and we will make a decision depending on who has the greatest need at the time. That doesn’t mean the other folks are out of luck . They will continue to stay on the list and when a bed becomes available they will be contacted. Its okay if they are not ready to come when the bed is offered. They will be called the next time.
If you know someone who could benefit from our services, give us a call. Our phone number is 315-651-1240.
It has been a long journey over 8 years to get to this point. We are excited and nervous at the same time. We have received a phenomenal amount of support from the community. We thank you all for not giving up on us. We have also been lucky to have so many people who have volunteered to be caregivers and other jobs that need to be done here. We will continue to accept all volunteer requests as this will be a continuous need. Thank you again for all your support!
Our first volunteer training session was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and was attended by over 20 people. We think that is a great start! We will be holding more training sessions and if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please give us a call at 315-651-1240 (yes, we now have a phone!) or you can still email or reach out to us on Facebook.
We have added to our website a Wish List. Items that we are looking are still in need of and some will be ones we will continually need as we take care of our guests and their families. There will also be a link to our Amazon wish list and to Amazon Smile . When you use Amazon Smile to make any of your Amazon purchases a donation is made to the charity of your choice. We hope you will take advantage of this to help Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes.
Calling all Volunteers! As we draw closer to opening the doors we are looking for volunteers to help out at the home. We are most in need of volunteers to be:
Caregivers to help provide hands on care for our guests. Hands on care includes bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. Sometimes our caregivers will need to give medications.
Companions will be there to sit with someone, talk, read to them, fluff their pillows or get them a drink.
Once open we will need help with the administrative side of things. Sending out thank you letters to our donors, helping with fundraising events such as the Fall Gala and Spring celebrations.
No matter what you volunteer to do our volunteers will be there to support our guests and families. Offer a smile, cup of coffee, a hand to hold or an ear to listen, no gesture is too small.
We are offering Volunteer training for all our volunteers. The first session is in early February. The topics are about communication with guests and families and what physical changes may be seen as someone is ending their journey.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please send us an email at email@example.com (or click the green button in the upper right column) or call 315-651-8527.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and snow to come out to the Open House on January 8, 2017. We greatly appreciate the support!
Our next step is to start Volunteer training in February. Wendy Chapman from Lifetime Care will be doing our training sessions. The first in the series will be:
~Communication with patient and family – “What do I say?”
~Final Hours – what you may see, its cause and teaching pt/family.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Pathway Home please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your address, phone, email what you would like to do as a volunteer (i.e direct care, companion care, administrative, housekeeping maintenance, events) Days and times you are available. All volunteers, no matter what they will be doing, will need to attend training sessions.
Volunteers are a large part of what will make this comfort care home successful so any help that can be offered will be greatly appreciated!