Hospice gives strength, support and quality care to patients, families and caregivers. Volunteers play an important role in providing that support.
Borgess Hospice will offer training for persons who wish to serve in a variety of volunteer roles supporting patients and their families, as well as those who provide care to the patient. The free training will be provided from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 9 at the office of Borgess VNA Home Health & Hospice, 348 N. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Volunteer opportunities include:
Patient-Family: Volunteers provide compassion, respite for the caregiver and other important support for patients at home or in extended care facilities.
Expressive Arts: Volunteers assist patients in a variety of creative activities including journaling, music and various art forms.
Administrative: Volunteers provide assistance to staff in program areas including medical records, billing and volunteer services.
While there is no cost, pre-registration is required. Call 269.343.1396 or 800.343.1396 to register or learn more.
Borgess Hospice offers comprehensive 24-hour services to patients, family members and caregivers including: home, hospital and extended care facility visits by nurses certified in and experienced with the care of hospice patients; medications, medical equipment and supplies related to end of life diagnosis; physical, occupational and speech therapies; and counseling and emotional support. Additional information is available at homehealth.borgess.com.