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Community Hospice of Northeast FloridaCommunity Hospice of Northeast Florida
Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida serves residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Each day, 926 employees and nearly 1,000 volunteers help 1,600 patients and their families live better with advanced il... Read more
Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida serves residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Each day, 926 employees and nearly 1,000 volunteers help 1,600 patients and their families live better with advanced illness. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our community. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. Visit CommunityHospice.com.
Community Hospice volunteers are vital members of the hospice care team. And whether they offer companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members, help with pricing donated items at the Thrift Shop or assist at fundraising events, there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone!
Many volunteers visit patients in their homes, at nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or at Community Hospice inpatient care centers while receiving short-term, acute care.
They spend quality time reading, taking walks, writing letters, or simply enjoying conversations with patients. They also offer family caregivers a chance to run personal errands or otherwise take a break from their day-to-day duties.
My father passed away in January 1991 of prostrate cancer, and although its been over twenty or more years ago, I will never forget how Hospice was just great in the support they provided to him and our family, especially my mother who was his main care taker. They gave us much needed comfort during a very difficult time.
Thank you and God Bless!