Patient/Family Care Volunteers
Capital Hospice (Washington, DC Office)
Patient/Family Care Volunteers perform a range of tasks centered around providing comfort and support to patients and their loved ones throughout the Washington DC area. Currently, we are slowly getting back to some semblance of normal for those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated volunteers can can provide in-person support in our inpatient unit at Providence Hospital. We also have virtual opportunities to support patients and families.
We have flower deliveries that are dropped off at the patient's doorstep. friendly calls, and letter writing just to mention a few of the ways to reach out to patients.
Volunteers must complete online training, general orientation and completion of required background check, fingerprinting in order to be a fully activated volunteer.
About Capital Hospice (Washington, DC Office)
4401 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20008, US
To improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education, and public advocacy.
Capital Hospice is not a place; it is a comprehensive set of services that comes to you. Hospice services are provided in the patient’s home setting, whether that is a private residence, apartment, long-term care facility, assisted living or nursing home.
In addition to managing pain and symptoms, we offer spiritual counseling, nutritional counseling, grief counseling, physical and occupational therapy as needed, prescription medications, medical supplies and equipment, homemaker services, and occasional respite care, as specified in your individualized Plan of Care. Volunteers are a core part of the team offering caregiver respite, companionship, errands, or professional services like massage, pet, or music therapy.