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.
Compassus Hospice and Palliative CareCompassus Hospice and Palliative Care
Compassus is dedicated to excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families. Our services, including home health, palliative and hospice care, are centered on improving the quality of life for our patien... Read more
Compassus is dedicated to excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families. Our services, including home health, palliative and hospice care, are centered on improving the quality of life for our patients and their families. We deliver personalized care that puts our patients’ goals and preferences at the forefront of their individual care plan, regardless of their condition. For those patients and families in our hospice program we assure that their end-of-life physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are met. Our colleagues are committed to serving patients and their families with heartfelt compassion.
Our volunteers support patients and families in many ways. They provide companionship to include: 1 to 1 social interaction; listening to and reading to patients; sharing photos, stories or memories; playing an instrument for or listening to music with patients; helping patients to write letters; providing caregiver support.
Additionally, special programs for patient support include: conducting a Life Review, interviewing patients about life history and creating a DVD or journal keepsake for families; providing 11th Hour support, sitting by the bedside of actively dying patients; providing Pet Therapy by bringing your certified pet to visit patients; Providing Veteran to Veteran companion visits and support to our Veteran patients; supporting our office staff by filing, sorting, mailings and performing various administrative tasks; supporting our Bereavement Program which includes monthly phone calls to families or friends after the passing of their loved one.