- ministering to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family
- helping in the home, hospital, a nursing home or foster care
- making patients as comfortable as possible so they can make the most of the time that remains to them
- helping family members as an essential part of its mission
- believing quality of life to be as important as the length of life.
Hospice would not exist without volunteers. Volunteers, both lay and health care professionals, work in all phases of hospice, providing clerical and administrative assistance as well as direct patient and family care. Many volunteers are introduced to hospice through the death of a family member or loved one and find their experience so gratifying they want to give back.Read more...