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- We believe that each person's life is a remarkable journey
- We believe that each moment and phase of every life should be lived in the utmost dignity
- We believe that life should be unrestricted by avoidable pain and discomfort
- We believe in striving to provide our clients with the necessary care to ensure that they live every minute of the remarkable journey in a dignified and pain free manner.
At Delta Hospice of California, Inc. you can count on our highly trained and knowledgeable staff to privide our clients with the highest level of palliative care obtainable in the entire industry.
Our dedicated staff includes Physicians, Registered nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and highly motivated individuals who willingly volunteer their time in the care of our clients.
We aim to provide spiritual upliftment to our clients through the provision of Chaplains of various religious persuasions, who are always available to minister to the spiritual needs of our clients.
We believe that spiritual upliftment is a necessary component of all phases of life.
Hospice Volunteers - Making each day count! No one else provides the kind of services hospice does. By attending to the needs of both patients and their loved ones, hospice care can be a huge comfort for the entire family. Without the efforts of volunteers, hospices could not continue their important work. They allow hospice to provide services it otherwise could not offer. In addition, volunteers usually:
Keep the patient company The volunteer's presence can be extremely comforting to the patient, even if the volunteer only sits quietly in the room. Volunteers often read to patients or suggest activities they could do together. Family members may use this time for a much-needed respite.
Do chores around the house This helps take pressure off family members. Chores could be anything from walking the dog or raking leaves to helping with housekeeping or baby-sitting.
Run errands These might include:
Picking up medical supplies
Provide physical care
For example, volunteers may:
Help the patient do things he or she can't do alone (dressing, bathing, etc.) Give massages, if licensed and permitted to do so
Volunteers also help out behind the scenes
They support the hospice organization by:
Typing and doing other clerical work
Serving on advisory committees
Coordinating support services
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