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Hospice Bereavement Volunteers

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Overlook Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Services

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At Overlook Hospice we follow our families for 13 months after the death of their loved one. Without volunteers we would not have the capacity to make regular calls throughout the year.

What do Bereavement Volunteers do?

  • Call family members up to once a month to offer grief support.
  • Listen to the stories about the illness and death of their loved one.
  • Educate family members about normal grief responses.
  • Validate their experience as normal when it feels anything but normal (85%+ of all grief experiences are normal).
  • Listen to their concerns.
Over the past year many of these calls have involved discussions of how COVID impacted the death, the funeral and the grieving process. It's been a challenging year and continues to be for many of our families.

Things to know:
  • All support is offered via the phone.
  • You will receive complete training for making these calls.
  • Ongoing support and training is provided.
  • Making these calls can sometimes be boring because you'll be leaving a lot of messages, but those messages matter.
  • You will develop meaningful relationships with some of your folks.
  • There is some paperwork involved.

For more information, please contact Susan Fuller at 508-434-2200 or email at sfuller@overlook-mass.org

Please include your phone number in all responses.

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About Overlook Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Services

Location:

88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507, US

Mission Statement

Setting the Standard of Excellence One Individual at a Time!

Description

Hospice care is considered to be the model for quality and compassionate care for people facing a terminal illness. At the center of hospice care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free, with dignity and the comfort of knowing our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Overlook Hospice Services provides a program of care to meet the needs of individuals, and their caregivers, nearing the end of life’s journey. Skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers help support both the patient and their families. Hospice Services helps relieve the physical, emotional, and social pain, which enables the seriously ill person to life at home with family, comfort and dignity. The support provides help to cope with the circumstances associated with a terminal illness

Hospice care is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life. When death is inevitable, hospice seeks neither to hasten nor postpone it.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

88 Masonic Home RoadCharltonCharlton, MA 01507

(42.13909,-71.97633)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours/week
  • You are comfortable making phone calls to people you don't know, and you're able to be present to someone else's suffering without needing to fix it.

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