ght Sacramento Hospice Consortium
 

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Patient Care Volunteers may provide respite by staying with the patient while the caregiver has some time away, emotional support by being a caring friend and a good listener, companionship, and practical support in the form of errands or transportation. Volunteers may also be involved with bereavement care.

Program support volunteers may assist with office or clerical tasks, fund raising efforts and special programs or projects.

The hospice concept of care represents a continually growing trend in world health practices. In 1973 there was one hospice in the United States; by 2010 there were over 5,000 hospices caring for more than a million and half patients annually, and the numbers continue to grow.

As an integral part of the hospice team, the volunteer is crucial to the quality of care any hospice can offer. Volunteers must be caring and emotionally mature individuals who are comfortable with the issues of death and dying and are committed to their work. Volunteers gain tremendous satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of others and continually report individual growth and increased self-knowledge from their experiences in hospice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 

 

 

 

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