Heritage Hospice Social Workers provide assistance with practical and financial concerns as well as emotional support and counseling for patients and their families.
- Meet with patient and family to assess their psychosocial and social needs
- Evaluate the need for volunteers and other support services
- Facilitate communication between the family and community agencies
- Provide resources related to death, dying, grief and bereavement
- Serve as a liaison to the entire hospice team
Volunteers are the hearts and hands of our services and vital to every one of Heritage Hospice’s programs. We have volunteers who assist with patient and family care, respite care, bereavement support, office work, public education, special events and fundraising projects.
Becoming a Hospice Volunteer
The nature of hospice care requires a very special kind of volunteer. Therefore, all patient and family volunteers are screened and trained before they begin working with families.
- Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
- Heritage Hospice offers volunteer training courses each year for individuals who qualify.
- Conduct friendly visits to support the entire family and reduce isolation
- Give family caregivers a welcome break to run errands or just relax
- Perform small homemaking tasks
- Run errands such as shopping
- Assist with writing letters
- Read to patients
- Provide hair care, manicures, or massages
- Make phone calls during final hours of support.
Make a difference, be a volunteer!