The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
VistaCare Hospice - Newnan, GAVistaCare Hospice - Newnan, GA
The passionate pursuit of excellence in nurturing the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of our patients and their families, while being responsible stewards of our human and financial resources. As a national leader in hospice excellence,... Read more
The passionate pursuit of excellence in nurturing the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of our patients and their families, while being responsible stewards of our human and financial resources. As a national leader in hospice excellence, VistaCare remains committed to providing our communities with information about our company and our dedication to exceptional patient care across the country. Learn more about VistaCare here. www.vistacare.com
Hospice Training VistaCare volunteers are thoroughly trained in the goals and philosophy of hospice care, as well as the care and comfort of the hospice patient. Training for patient care volunteers addresses such topics as: Physical care Emotional support Concepts of death and dying Emergency procedures Making a Difference VistaCare volunteers assist patients and their families in a variety of ways, including: Providing grief and bereavement support Visiting with and keeping patients company Keeping the patient environment clean, comfortable and inviting Helping to provide physical care for patients Volunteers can also support hospice services behind the scenes by: Sharing the hospice story with the community Assisting in administrative and clerical tasks Providing meaningful support for the VistaCare Hospice Foundation Coordinating support services Organizing special events Working with other community organizations "People often ask me why I volunteer. I tell them that I get something from it each day. I become more grateful. I add to my understanding of life." - Megan Carnahan The Rewards for Caring A sense of accomplishment through providing meaningful, compassionate service Personal emotional and spiritual growth Positive contribution to community Greater appreciation for life Affiliation with a dynamic service organization