Volunteer With Purpose
Just 1 to 2 hours a week. Here at Bridge Hospice we believe in helping relieve the pressure of patients/family members /caregivers with basic tasks helping them live the best life they can for their whole life.
We have several simple things our volunteers can do to help our families in need.
Things that volunteers can do:
-sit with patient and read to them
-stay for an hour with a patient while the caregiver goes to the bank, grocery store or post office
-do light chores
-offer To go to store, post office or run errand
-help a patient call a loved one
-play music. If you have access to a smart phone you can access music from a bygone era (on YouTube) that is appreciated by patients who may no longer be able to access their favorite music, big band sound, soothing music, or hymns.)
-sew a fleece throw
-knit a small coverlet
-write a letter for the patient
-bring a favorite snack
-straighten car for patient to travel somewhere
-straighten living room or well used rooms
-bring flowers, book, or small memento
-arrange family pictures near them so they can see their loved ones
-sing if you are able
-play an instrument
-organize dishes, silverware, cups and itemsthat make things more accessible to patients
-hold photo album for patient to look at well loved family photos of family and friends
-help put together a meal for a patient to eat after you e gone
-make hot tea or coffee for patient
-tell funny stories
This is just a small sampling of ideas for you when you volunteer for Bridge Hospice in the desert. We want to bring comfort and care in an individual way. Be a volunteer with purpose. Do something now that will change a life in a good way, a comforting way.
Contact me: Debbie Booth
or call our main office
About Bridge Hospice
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, US
At Bridge Hospice we are committed to excellence in serving our community. Our goal is to improve the quality of a persons life through pain management and symptom control, and to provide emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their family.
Bridge Hospice is More than medical care for a patient. It is a support for the entire family and or caregiver.
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support compassionately to patients and their families when a life limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatment. Hospice care neither prolongs, nor hastens death, but rather focuses on the quality of life’s possibilities. The goal of Hospice is to improve the quality of patient’s remaining days by delivering exceptional care with an emphasis on comfort, dignity, and compassion. Volunteers play a big part of meeting the needs of our families.