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First Serenity Hospice, Inc. provides an individualized program of physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical care for people in the last phases of a life-limiting illness, with an emphasis on control of pain and other symptoms. The program is reflective of a spirit and idea of caring that emphasizes comfort and dignity for the dying, making it possible for them to remain independent for as long as possible, in familiar surroundings. Hospice care is centered on both patient and family/caregiver. Hospice personnel respect and respond to the unique differences in family/caregiver, lifestyle, values, and wishes.
Utilizing an interdisciplinary group approach of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, homemakers, hospice aides, volunteers, spiritual counselors, bereavement counselors, and others, First Serenity Hospice, Inc. provides palliative care in the home, short-term inpatient services, mobilization and coordination of ancillary services, and bereavement support. Services will be equitably distributed to a medically and financially diversified group of patients in a cost effective manner which ensures adherence to the goals of First Serenity Hospice, Inc. and the maintenance of the financial solvency of the organization.
The Hospice volunteer is a plays a pivotal role in the provision of services to patient and families. The volunteer provide direct patient care services to the terminally ill and their families. Duties may include various forms of assistance, comfort measure, supporting services such as reading or writing for the patient, sitting at bedside, especially during the dying process and respite families.
Other volunteer opportunites include an administrative role with clericial work, filing and answering phones. Other duties could include mailing invitations, announcements, writing thank you or sympathy notes.