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The mission of SouthernCare is to assure that residents of its service locales have access to a program of care that enhances the quality of life for the terminally ill and their families. Care of the whole person is emphasized by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support to all medically appropriate persons, without discrimination. Efforts are centered on meeting needs by offering highly individualized compassionate care in the person’s home or a home like setting. SouthernCare recognizes the value of dedicated staff and volunteers and affirms each as individuals, as well as members of the care team. SouthernCare is dedicated to enhancing the care of all in the community by education, and by example, serve as a symbolic reminder that life is to be lived until you die.
Hospice volunteers are indispensable, key members of the hospice care team. They share talents, and interests in a manner that provides comfort and enriches the quality of life for those served. They find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives.
- Compassionate, sensitive to patients, families and caregivers, facing end of life issues.
- Friendly, open and flexible, a good listener
- Non judgmental
- Offer a combination of unique kindness and compassion
To ensure that all of our volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with the dying, we require they complete extensive orientation and training sessions, as well as submit to a routine background check.
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