The Hospice Veteran Volunteer will provide services to Veteran patients and families under the direction of professional caregivers. The role of the Hospice Veteran Volunteer is to support the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the dying patient/family, with an awareness of and support for the patient's military experiences.
The Veteran Volunteer will be paired with a hospice patient who is also a Veteran. The Veteran Volunteer will recognize the hospice patient's military service with a pin and certificate as well as provide ongoing weekly supportive visits.
The Veteran Volunteer can serve two roles:
1.) Ongoing companionship or respite support to patient and family
2.) Participate in special yearly pinning ceremonies
Due to the COVID pandemic and to lessen the possibility of exposure, volunteers must wear a surgical mask and face shield whenever in the presence of patients or family members. Masks and face shields are provided by hospice.
Our Mission: We offer an exceptional experience for patients and families focused on their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
When life expectancy is limited, Fairview Hospice staff and volunteers will help patients and caregivers focus on improving the quality of their remaining days. Hospice provides medical, emotional, social and spiritual care. We bring these services to the familiar setting of patient's own homes whenever possible. The same kind of care may also be given at a long-term care site, a group home, an assisted living site or a residential hospice.