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  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC

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Mission Statement

The Community Hospice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program. We are part of St. Peter's Health Partners, and are privileged to work with every hospital in the region to provide hospice services. We serve more than 4,300 seriously ill patients and their families a year. The elderly, terminally ill and dying are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Incredible advances in medical care and social services haven’t ended the tragedy of people dying alone or in pain. Meeting that need is our mission: The Community Hospice serves seriously ill people and their families during the process of dying and grieving. We enhance quality of life with comprehensive, compassionate services that respect the dignity of those we serve. And we offer that help and comfort in eight counties in upstate New York: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery and Washington.

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Volunteers - The Heart of Hospice

Community Hospice volunteers come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. What they have in common, however, is a full measure of compassion and the desire to help others experience the best possible quality of life.

All of our volunteers enjoy being with people and are good listeners. They are reliable and dependable, work well as part of a team. They bring with them a good sense of humor because they know that everyone -- young, old, healthy, sick -- feels better when they share a laugh.

Many of our volunteers spend time with Hospice patients, visiting them at home, in the nursing home or hospital, providing companionship and helping out as any friend or neighbor would. They sit and talk, run errands or sometimes prepare light meals.

Other volunteers help Hospice staff members by making bereavement calls, doing office work or by helping plan and organize fundraising events.

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