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What role does a hospice volunteer serve?

Jan 24, 2017 10:44:46 AM

What role does the hospice volunteer serve?
Hospice volunteers are generally available to provide different types of support to patients and their loved ones including running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give family members a break, and lending emotional support and companionship to patients and family members.

Because hospice volunteers spend time in patients’ and families’ homes, each hospice program generally has an application and interview process to assure the person is right for this type of volunteer work.  In addition, hospice programs have an organized training program for their patient care volunteers.  Areas covered by these training programs often include understanding hospice, confidentiality, working with families, listening skills, signs and symptoms of approaching death, loss and grief and bereavement support.

We are so thankful the many volunteers who spend their time with those we care for! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with our organization, visit our Volunteer Page to learn how you can get involved.

we offer a variety of hospice care options based on your individual needs. From in-home or continuous care needs to Palliative Care services, you can be confident the team as Hospice of Southwest Ohio will take great care of your loved one.

Ready to get started? Click the Getting Started link in the upper right hand corner or learn more about our organization.

Hospice of Southwest Ohio
Written by Hospice of Southwest Ohio

Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides care, comfort and compassion for those facing a life-limiting illness. We have a dedicated team of nurses, caregivers and volunteers whose main goal is to keep your loved ones at peace – in a place surrounded by care and compassion. We serve four counties around Cincinnati, Ohio, with the highest reputation for treating patients with dignity and respect.

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