June 30, 2015

Unity Hospice of Western Illinois Welcomes Volunteer Coordinator

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois, your area’s local hospice company, recently appointed Jeni Hardin of Creston, Ill., as volunteer coordinator to oversee patient and volunteer programming activities within the company as well as perform community outreach initiatives. Area Administrator Carla Humphreys made the announcement.Jeni Hardin 002

In her new role, Hardin will be responsible for planning, orientating and managing all volunteer and patient-based programs while meeting guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She will recruit a substantial hospice volunteer base within the community and educate and evaluate them on their service to ensure they’re meeting regulatory guidelines and internal corporate policies on standards of excellence.

Previously, Hardin served as club manager and certified circuit coach at Curves where she was involved in promotions, sales, membership recruitment and customer service. In this role, she was active in community activities and health fairs. Prior to that, Hardin served in the U.S. Army for two years. Stationed in Hanau, Germany, she served as a technical supply clerk for the aviation’s unit.

Hardin received her circuit coach certification from Cleveland Clinic, as well as Curves Complete Program in Nutrition accreditation. A West Chicago Suburbs native, Hardin currently lives in Creston, Ill., with her husband and two sons.

Unity Hospice Volunteer Program
Nearly four decades ago, the hospice movement began as a grassroots volunteer-based service. Today, the volunteer aspect of hospice still exists and must meet a 5% volunteer to staff hour ratio as stated by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Unity Hospice volunteers are a part of a highly coordinated care team that is designed to provide patients and their families with the very best of care. Volunteers are specially trained to provide support through individualized programs including personalized music therapy, pet support and veteran honoring ceremonies. Volunteers are provided to help patients with “the little things in life” that mean the most.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.

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