Hospice's mission is to focus its care on the whole family. Emphasis is placed on pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for the person who is dying. Hospice assists the patient, family and caregivers in coping by providing psychologi... Read more
Hospice's mission is to focus its care on the whole family. Emphasis is placed on pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for the person who is dying. Hospice assists the patient, family and caregivers in coping by providing psychological and spiritual support as well as physical care management.
Since 1980, Carilion Hospice has provided competent and compassionate care for terminally ill patients in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. The area's most experienced team of professionals and volunteers offer symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement care.
I formerly was a bereavement volunteer with families who had lost a member. These folks usually have many friends and relatives to visit and console them. I found it much more appealing to sing to hospice patients, and give them a treat with a few songs from their lifetime. Certainly a
joy for the patient and for the singers.
Please come sing with us...
I've been a Carilion Clinic Hospice Volunteer for over four years. CCH is a family of extraordinarily caring, effective, medical professionals. The myriad services we help to provide to our hospice patients and their families bring peace of mind and comfort beyond measure. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue, is always available, and never too busy to answer/consider, any question or suggestion we may have. Volunteering with CCH has been a rich, and rewarding experience. One where my service is sincerely appreciated by all of the CCH team. I would heartily recommend volunteering with CCH to anyone hoping to improve the quality of life not only of those who now must travel through their end of life journey, but of their own life as well.
For the past two years I have served as a Hospice Volunteer, an experience that has been humbling and life changing. The training is excellent and the collaboration with the hospice team in meeting the needs of the patients and families is superb. The Volunteer Coordinator, Sue has helped me to take on various assignments while balancing the needs of my family. Opportunities for on-going training has enriched my ability to assist others AND to meet/network with other hospice volunteers.
Carilion Clinic Hospice is a fantastic organization that provides education, clinical care and overall support to patients and their families who are facing terminal illness. There are a multitude of ways to get involved, some of which involve direct patient contact and others that do not. The hospice team is caring, compassionate and always willing to "go the extra mile" for both patients AND volunteers. Come join us!!
Great and caring Hospice program. This hospice has a lot of services to offer patient and family. The coordinator Sue is great to work with and very helpful and always keeps you posted about your patient or events that I can attend. Will recommend Carilion to everyone that needs Hospice