Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice Team, providing service in several different areas.
Patient/ Family Care Volunteers:
Provide friendship and companionship, respite for the family, help with errands. Many times the most important thing the volunteer offers is their presence. Being there to listen and share quiet moments, hear life stories, hold a hand.
Professional service volunteers:
Provide Massage, Reiki, Music and Pet therapy.
Assist Hospice staff by providing clerical support.
Offer support to the families and friends of deceased patients. During the grieving process , the bereavement volunteer is an invaluable resource for the the family and friends, especially those who lack a solid support network.
About UR Medicine Home Care Visiting Nurse Hospice
5180 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580, US
UR Medicine Home Care, Visiting Nurse Hospice offers caring and comfort through life's final stage. Dying and death present terminally-ill individuals, their families and caregivers many new and difficult challenges. At the same time there are opportunities for compassion, growth and understanding unmatched at any other life stage. The Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care Program supports patients and their loved ones throughout this most difficult time, providing professional home care that meets both medical and emotional needs, promoting as full and comfortable a life as possible.
Our hospice and palliative care professionals are experienced in every aspect of hospice care, from guiding the patient's smooth transition from hospital to home...to providing comfort care with respect and compassion...to supporting family and friends through their bereavement following death.