Want more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satifying and of great service to your community? Then become a Holisticare Hospice volunteer.
Volunteers are needed to serve families of the terminally ill who live in facilities and private homes in Delaware, Chester, Montogomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania.
The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need. You don't need any medical skills; you don't even need a college degree; you don't even need to know what to say. All you need to do is sign up for one of our hospice volunteer training sessions.
Patient visits can include reading to patients, helping with correspondence, hand massage, playing board games, running erands, playing music, craft activities, and companionship.
You can be one of the last good things in a person's life.
The mission of Holisticare Hospice is to ensure that end-of-life care envelops the patient, their caregivers and their families with spiritual and physical comfort. Forgoing curative treatment and opting for a palliative approach allows hospice care to be provided where the patient lives, surrounded by family and friends and supported by experienced healthcare professionals.
When a patient elects to receive services through Holisticare Hospice, they will benefit from:
Care supervised by an interdisciplinary team including a physician, registered nurse, clinical social worker, spiritual counselor, home health aide and copmpassionate volunteers.
24 hour a day/7 day a week avialability of medical professionals
7 day a week availablity of home health aides to assist in personal care
Expert pain management
Holistic alternative therapies which may include Reiki, therapeutic massage, meditation, aromatherapy, pet therapy, and sound therapy
Family bereavement counseling for up to 13 months following passing