Handmade shawls and lap blankets donated by the community are very comforting to patients receiving end-of-life care.
Silverado Hospice Ventura welcomes hand-made shawls and lap blankets that have been knitted or crocheted and donated by members of the community. Volunteer Services then dedicates each one and distributes them to patients. These soft, colorful shawls give comfort to our patients year-round, and they will continue to comfort patients’ families as a memorial of their loved one.
Here are a few important details:
Directions for both crocheting and knitting will be provided. Volunteers are asked to buy their own yarn.
Because we provide shawls and lap blankets to patients throughout the year, we prefer that they are not made with holiday themes or colors.
For health safety reasons, all donated shawls and lap blankets must arrive in plastic bags.
Comfort shawls can be made by anyone in the community who is willing to knit or crochet with mindful intention of offering comfort. The pattern is simple- but the result is remarkable.
It is our mission to affirm the cycle of life by enhancing the quality of living for those at the end of life. The Silverado standard is to care compassionately for patients and families and to empower those we serve to have quality of life options that afford them comfort and dignity.
Silverado Hospice honors the value of each life by empowering the patient and family to make supported choices in end-of-life care, enhancing comfort, relieving suffering and supporting effective grieving. We believe that Hospice patients have the right to continue life to the fullest extent possible according to their circumstances, and in fostering opportunities for growth and fulfillment. We further recognize patients and family’s decision-making rights in relation to continuing medical treatments and their right to withdraw treatment whose benefits are outweighed by their burdens. Silverado believes in equal opportunity and non-discrimination for our clients, our associates, and our community.