Friendly Visitors for Hospice Patients
Heartland Hospice Services
Enriching the lives of our patients is Heartland Hospice's primary mission. We need your help to fulfill the needs of our patients and families by offering any of the following services:
friendly visiting, conversation & companionship
providing respite for patient caregivers
running errands, light housekeeping tasks
reading personal mail, literature, magazines/newspapers, etc.
writing letters and cards
translating languages--especially Spanish
playing a musical instrument or on a piece of equipment (CD Player)
pet therapy (pet must have proof of current shots and pet therapy certification)
Our patients and volunteers find these visits to be some of the best moments of their lives. Please help us to continue this rewarding service.
Please review our website for further details by following the link below. An application for volunteering can also be downloaded there:
About Heartland Hospice Services
12304 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, US
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patiients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their caregivers.
The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliatvive and specialized supportives cared designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers.
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources.
Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all whoare eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.
Volunteers offer services in office settings, special projects, and direct patient care. Office volunteers provide filing, typing and other administrative support. They also answer phones, assist with workshops, inventory hospice supplies, assemble marketing materials and educational packets and file documentation.
Special project volunteers provide indirect support of patients with arts and crafts as well as other special activities. They make quilts, afghans, bibs, slippers, and lap robes. They create cards for holidays and special occasions. They also man health fair booths and assist with memorial services.
A majority of our volunteers provide direct patient care through friendly visits to homes and facilities. These volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families through visits, reading, relief sitting, letter writing, preparation of meals, grocery shopping, pet therapy, music and art.