Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.
What is Hospice? Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life at the end of life. It is designed to treat the whole person emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically by providing comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. As part of the process, family members also receive care and support - all provided by a team of specially trained professionals and volunteers.
Hospice volunteers are members of the community who have special interest in hospice and will receive specialized training in serving hospice patients.
How you can help: Helping others as they near the end of their lives is a profoundly moving experience. Whether it is reading a book out loud with a patient, engaging in conversation, listening to music, or styling hair and painting a patient's nails, Brookdale Hospice welcomes volunteers to utilize their personal interests and unique skillsets. If direct contact with patients is not for you, keep in mind there are many ways to help as a volunteer, such as clerical work, light housekeeping, letter writing, and assisting at events.
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