Compassionate Hospice Care desires that every person has the opportunity to experience companionship, until their last day.
Some patients in our service have end stage Alzheimer's or other advanced types of dementia. These patients benefit from someone simply be present with them, providing comforting touch, playing music or looking at pictures. Too often people in this condition are overlooked and the only interaction they receive is around personal care. We desire volunteers who will see the whole person and recognize the value these patients have. Volunteers are sometimes the fortunate ones who get a front row to discovering the treasure that lies within a person because they take the time just to be with them.
No experience is required, just a willing and compassionate heart. We provide a thorough and interesting training.
Compassionate Hospice Care is guided by a tradition of personal and clinical excellence. We believe that serving patients, their families and caregivers with compassionate and life-affirming end-of-life care in the community setting is the most important activity of the organization. The hospice team reflects a spirit and idea for caring that emphasizes comfort, dignity and respects autonomy for each person.
Compassionate Hospice Care is looking for dedicated volunteers who desire to provide companionship and comfort to those receiving hospice care and offer tangible support to those caring for them.
No experience is necessary. Volunteers are provided with an interesting and practical orientation. Essential characteristics of an effective volunteer include compassion, dependability, trustworthiness, patience and flexibility.
If you have recently experienced the death of a loved one, you may serve administratively in our office but need to wait 13 months post your loss to serve as a companion to patients.