The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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Veterans share that special bond of similar experiences and memories that most of us cannot even fathom. Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice honors U.S Military Veterans for their dedication to our safety, security and freedom and our wish is to now provide safety, security and caring to them at the end of their lives through our hospice services and by providing volunteers who have a special understanding of their unique background as a military veteran.
Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice recognizes our U.S. Military Veterans through participation in the We Honor Veterans program ( http://www.wehonorveterans.org/), a collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration. Again, this program acquires even more meaning for those being honored when fellow veterans are involved at the ceremonies.
Hospice is a special kind of caring. Hospice care is patient and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve.
Medicare also recognizes the importance of volunteers in the delivery of hospice care. Medicare requires that hospices utilize volunteers from their local community to augment the care the hospice agency provides. Nationally, over 100,000 people serve as hospice volunteers and give millions of hours of their time to serve terminally ill patients and their families.
How you can help
Hospice volunteers help patients and families in a variety of ways including some of the following: