Companion Volunteer for Hospice
Companion volunteers simply spend time with the hospice patient offering a listening ear, a hand to hold or an open heart. Companions may give the patient emotional support, offer relief to a caregiver for a brief period of time, assist with practical tasks or provide helpful services such as writing letters, reading and making phone calls. Volunteers are required to go through free training and must pass a criminal background check, drug and tuberculosis testing-all at no charge to the volunteer.
About AseraCare Hospice
5715 S. 34th St, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516, US
Our Mission is: to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family and one community at a time.
Hospice is a program of palliative care and supportive services for terminally ill patients and their families. An interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, therapists and volunteers work together to provide individualized services. All team members are trained in pain and symptom management and in providing emotional support to the patient and family.