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.
5 Simple Things that volunteers can do: 1. Sit with patient while caregiver runs to bank, grocery store, or post office 2. Play music for patient from phone. Play music that was popular at one time for the patient. Perhaps the Big Band sound, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole would bring a smile to someone who isn't able to play music for themselves. 3. Read to the patient - Bible scriptures from Psalms are comforting 4. Be a compassionate listener. Visit with patient, caregiver, family members and listen to their stories. Everyone has a story. It is important to them and we want them to know their stories matter. 5. Take their pet outside for a walk. Something they may not be able to do or have time to do.
Just a few simple things that make a world of difference to the family you are visiting. 2-4 hours a month may not be too much to give, but 2-4 hours is a lot to give to someone in need. Be a compassionate presence to someone. Start today! Contact me; Debbie Booth @ Dbooth@bridgehc.com
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA92262
August 19, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2-4 hours a month. We train you and orient you to volunteering for us. Then once you are ready you can agree to a time frame that works well with your schedule