Good Shepherd Hospice is committed to ensuring that veterans receive excellent care at end of life. Military veteran volunteers are needed provide visits for socialization, help with pinning ceremonies, help with replacing lost medals and many other meaningful activities for veterans who often face issues at end of life related to their military experience.
Veteran Volunteers provide support to hospice patients who live in their own homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospice houses.
Volunteers receive complimentary, comprehensive training before being matched with patients. No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Days and times are flexible and every role is valued. There are also variety of opportunities to choose from based on your area(s) of interest, schedule and special gifts.
Good Shepherd Hospice strives to provide quality palliative care and relieve the suffering of those in our communities affected by life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, maintaining the highest ethical standards, so all may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Hospice care allows those no longer seeking curative treatment to die in comfort and peace, and in control of their surroundings, with supportive care extending to the entire family network. Good Shepherd Hospice provides care to almost half of all those who die in our communities, serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Care is based on medical need without regard to race, age, ability to pay, creed, gender, lifestyle, or illness. As a non-profit organization, we are able to provide charitable care through generous donations and the special care that our volunteers provide.