What Does a Hospice Volunteer Do?
The activities you will do as an Amedisys hospice volunteer may be many and varied. From reading at a patient's bedside and knitting lap blankets, to running errands, providing pet therapy or helping with administrative duties - there's a wide range of possibilities. Common volunteer activities often include:
Activities with patients, like reading and writing letters, playing games, participating in pet therapy, scrapbooking or other crafts – and just plain companionship.
Helping with household activities like running errands, arranging flowers, walking pets or other tasks to help keep things running smoothly.
Provide emotional support for the patient – and the family – such as providing breaks for family and friend caregivers, making spiritual prayer calls, attending funerals and memorial services and offering companionship to loved ones.
We honor those we serve with compassionate home health, hospice, and personal care services that apply the highest quality clinical practices toward allowing our patients to maintain a sense of independence, quality of life and dignity.