Patient Care Volunteers - Norwalk
Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County
The satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life; the fun of making new friends; the joy of helping a person who really needs you - and the gratification of being appreciated!
These are just a few of the many reasons why people volunteer with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. The opportunities are as varied as your talents, abilities and interests. Our dedicated volunteers vary in age and experience and come from diverse backgrounds. And the time commitment is flexible.
Hospice volunteers provide emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families with a focus on promoting quality of life so patients can spend meaningful time together with friends and loved ones in comfort with peace and dignity.
As a Patient Care Volunteer, you will:
- Attend 15 hours of training on the hospice philosophy of care and the dying process
- Regularly visit Hospice and Life Focus patients and/or their caregivers and family members to provide companionship to patients and respite to caregivers
- Facilitate reminiscences and life reviews for patients
- Assist grieving families through the bereavement process
Please note that surviving family members must wait one year after the death of a family member to be eligible as a patient care volunteer.
Our next training begins March 16th.
For more information about our volunteer programs, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Shaughnessy, at 203-762-8958, ext 316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County
22 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, US
At Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, our mission is to provide clinically excellent, compassionate care to enhance the health, well-being, independence and dignity of residents of our community.
The skilled team at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County includes hundreds of healthcare professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers. Ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our highly-skilled, dedicated caregivers will work closely with you, your family and your physician, to customize a plan of care designed especially to meet your individual needs.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a Medicare-certified, state-licensed home health and hospice agency. It is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) and is an approved and preferred provider for many major health insurance and managed care companies as well as healthcare and eldercare facilities.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a non-profit organization with board members who live locally and ensure that our programs and services meet your needs. Our resources are local. Our professional staff members are employees, not contract workers. Our employees are insured, professionally trained, and receive ongoing supervision.
We are a Medicare-certified agency, allowing you to transfer to other programs without leaving your home or changing agencies.
You can have confidence in the care that we provide as Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County regularly scores significantly higher than state and national benchmarks in patient satisfaction surveys.