Volunteer training classes may be virtual, in-person, or a mix depending on the individual need.
For volunteers who plan to visit patients, some facilities are beginning to welcome volunteers again.
Please call us to learn about specific roles and the safety precautions that are being made.
AseraCare Hospice’s mission is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family and one community at a time. We are dedicated to providing hospice services as a way to improve the lives of patients and their families as they transition throughout the post-acute care continuum
Bereavement Volunteers are volunteers who may run support groups, visit families after the death, call families at various intervals during the first year, or help with mailings.
Volunteers offer companionship and support for bereaved family members for thirteen months after the loss of a loved one. The volunteers work under the direction of professional bereavement staff and receive special training.
Duties may include assisting a support group facilitator, making calls to the families, serving refreshments, or helping with mailings to families.
Service areas include: Brookfield, Cudahy, Oak Creek, Fredonia, Grafton, Cedarburg, Pewaukee, Sussex, Watertown, Glendale, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Lake Geneva, Pleasant Prairie, St Francis and more.
Please call Melanie Burns at 262- 785-1356
All you can do is show up for someone in crisis, which seems so inadequate. But when you do, it can radically change everything. Your there-ness, your stepping into (their) line of vision, can be life giving, because often everyone else is in hiding - ... So you come to keep them company when it feels like the whole world is falling apart, and your being there says that just for this moment, this one tiny piece of the world is OK, or is at least better. Anne Lamott in Traveling Mercies
About AseraCare Hospice
2775 S. Moorland Road, Suite #201, New Berlin, WI 53151, US
We will focus our resources to serve the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of our employees, patients and families with a sense of compassion, urgency and customer service. We will preserve the dignity of death for our patients and families so that no one will ever die in pain or alone. We will create a culture that is dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering which finds expression through the ongoing gentle acts of kindness, sympathy and compassion. We will serve, educate and support our local communities and referral sources as to the benefits, dignity and nobility of end-of-life care. We will grow a vibrant business that delivers exceptional care, customer service and financial performance.
Hospice care is an important step in the final months of a person's life. It requires compassion, emotional support, experience and wisdom in working with terminally ill patients.