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.
COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE IS LOOKING FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS!
Compassionate Care Hospice provides comfort care for persons in the final stages of life. We are a community based organization committed to providing the highest quality of hospice care to patients and their families.
Volunteers play an important role in the hospice program. The support they provide to patients and their families helps enhance the patient's QUALITY OF LIFE and gives RELIEF to their caregivers.
What is the importance of Veteran Volunteers?
Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care.
Veterans are a part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experience.
When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond.
The camaraderie created between Veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.
What activities can Veteran Volunteers do?
Assist Veterans in reminiscing/telling life stories.
Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans Day and other recognition events; Play an instrument or sing during a pinning ceremony.
Assist in replacing lost medals.
HOW CAN YOU HELP OUR PATIENTS LIVING AT HOME OR IN A NURSING HOME:
Visiting patients and providing companionship
Respite for family members and caregivers
Music Therapy -Musicians and singers visit hospice patients in their homes or homelike setting to provide comfort through their music.
Pet Therapy - Pet Therapy teams visit patients/families and provide comfort measures through contact with the pet.
Background checks and training are a requirement of the program.
If you are interested or need more information, please give us a call at 302-421-4690.