Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys company, is committed to providing the best hospice and palliative care experience available. This commitment is expressed in our mission statement.
In every area of hospice care, we try to do more than what is required-and expected. The desire to do more can be seen in the passion and commitment of our staff and volunteers. It can also be measured by the services we offer which go above and beyond what typical hospices offer.
Beacon's approach to hospice care creates a patient and family environment of hope, comfort and dignity. Beacon Hospice is a Medicare and Medicaid Certified program providing superior end-of-life care services. Founded in 1993 to better serve the needs of terminally ill patients, Beacon Hospice believes in "quality of living." Driven by patients' choices and the manner that they wish to live out their lives, we're striving to establish the highest standard of hospice care.
Becoming a hospice volunteer is making a difference in someone's life. While we at Beacon pride ourselves in providing a diverse range of unique services to our patients and families, we know that we are not the only ones who can make a difference in people's lives. That's why we enlist wonderful volunteers like you to join us in bringing a smile and helping hand to those in need.
To orient new Beacon Hospice volunteers, we have created a comprehensive volunteer training to help ensure the best care for our patients. In the Beacon Hospice volunteer training you will attend a series of training sessions scheduled over the course of several weeks where hospice topics such as The History of Hospice, The Medical Aspects of Hospice, Effective Communication with Patients and Families, Grief and Bereavement and The Hospice Family are covered.