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. Our mission is to provide those entrusted to us, quality and compassionate care as we walk their final journey together.
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've been a volunteer with the hospice Threshold choir for a little over a year and have loved every minute of it. Sue is wonderful to work with keeps us all on track as we venture out to sing to patients. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve in our community.
This is a wonderful organization providing all sorts of good, compassionate care for hospice participants and their families. I sing in the choir, and we go in small groups to sing to patients in their home or care facility. It is very rewarding personally, and the other choir members are great people!
I've been a hospice volunteer with Carilion Clinic Hospice since 1999. The staff members are wonderful to the patients and the volunteers. It feels like a family! What an honor it is to be part of this team.
Being a hospice volunteer is a very rewarding service to patients who need care..mentally, physically and spiritually in this time of their lives. There is much to learn from the hospice team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy. . Training thoroughly prepares volunteers to be with patients when care-givers need to be away for errands, appointments or other reasons. In my work as a volunteer I have loved meeting new people, their families, and their loved one, the patient they care for.. Hospice sometimes serves a patient/family for a very short before a patient passes on. Than again, may serve a family and patient a much longer time.....in either case, a family and patient served by hospice is helped immeasurablly.
I have been a hospice volunteer for over 12 years with two different agencies. Carilion's hospice organization provides an outstanding experience for volunteers. There are many ways to get involved, some of which involve working with patients. The staff is supportive, caring and thoroughly professional. A great place to get plugged in!