Hospice volunteers are men and women of all ages and backgrounds. All have a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life by sharing their time, special talents and compassion with those who are dealing with a terminal illness.
Hospice volunteers may sit with a patient so the caregiver can make a doctor’s appointment, a trip to the store, take a break or take a nap. They might cook the evening meal, sweep the floor, run errands, or sometimes most importantly sit bedside and be a quiet, comforting presence. Hospice volunteers provide valuable clerical assistance to the staff in the Hospice office and participate in the bereavement services offered to family members after the death of their loved one.
Opportunities also exist for Hospice volunteers to participate in patient and family services unique to Lakeview Medical Center such as our “Life is a Celebration” Dinner Parties, Tuck In Service, 11th Hour Program and “PAWS with Heart” Dog Program.
Training is provided each spring and fall, free of charge, by the Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Team for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer.