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.
Founded in 1948, Visiting Nurse Health System is Georgia’s largest nonprofit provider of home healthcare and hospice services for more than 6,000 patients and their families each day, helping people recover their health, live with chronic conditions, or die with dignity. Our quality one-on-one care blends state-of-the-art expertise, cost-effective technology and old-fashioned hands-on care to reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations and nursing home placement. Every year the generous support of our donors allows us to improve access to care for low income patients and create better outcomes for patients with special needs. Our services include long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s respite care. Our patients facing the end of life receive comfort and compassion in hospice services provided at home and at Hospice Atlanta Center. Our volunteers visit with hospice patients, assist with administrative tasks, provide bereavement support for families, or help with fundraising and building awareness.