Volunteers serve as valued members of our hospice team by sharing skills and interests that provide comfort and enriches the quality of life for our patients and their families. Volunteers provide care in the following ways...
Support services - companionship, friendly visiting, active listening, bedside sitting, letter writing.
Sharing hobbies and special interests -- reading, gardening, listening to music, sports, travel, crafts, etc.
Assisting with errands - grocery shopping, and picking up supplies.
Helping around the home - light housekeeping, cooking, laundry, etc.
Veteran to Veteran services to veterans and their families.
Grace Hospice understands the impact that our volunteers have on our patients, and we are here to encourage and support whenever we can!
If you have a few extra hours a week and would like to be a part of something remarkable, call the Volunteer Coordinator at Grace Hospice today.
Visit our website to learn more or to submit your interest in applying to be a volunteer at http://www.ghospice.com/volunteer.html. You will be glad you did!
Marie Raymond, Volunteer Coordinator office: 616.432.2050 or toll free: 888.978.6142
3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, US
For each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame. The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. The goal of hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life. Hospice care can also be provided in a long-term care facility or an assisted living facility