Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of Amedisys is to provide cost-efficient, quality hospice services to the patient's entrusted to our care.
Direct Activities Include:
Providing companionship to patients and/or caregivers
Shopping for patients/caregivers
Reading to or writing letters for patients
Collecting and arranging donated flowers(i.e. from flower shops, funeral homes)
Craft projects with patients and/or delivery to patients
Care calls/tuck-in calls
Spiritual prayer calls
Videoing reports and introductions of team/staff for family members who live far away
Delivering supplies or equipment to patients' homes or running other errands to relieve staff
Support to family members
Support at the time of death
Helping patients decorate/un-decorate at time of holidays
Holiday baking with patients and their families
Christmas caroling at patient’s home
Creating holiday decorations
A hospice volunteer helps fill that gap by being a companion who understands the process of dying and provides compassion, comic relief and conversation; there will be no hands-on medical or patient care required or allowed.