~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 1-888-266-8035 · fax 667-9406
 
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Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Training

Hospice patient care training enables men and women to help people in their community. The goal of care is excellent quality of life for those who are nearing the end of life and their caregivers. The eight-week Volunteer Patient Care Training is offered twice yearly in the spring and fall. Meeting once per week, time in training is approximately 30 hours. Call 667-2531 for more information.

Hospice patient care training enables men and women to help people in their community. The goal of care is excellent quality of life for those who are nearing the end of life and their caregivers. Volunteers provide regular visits and emotional support so caregivers can take a break, do errands, make special appointments, go out for a meal with friends or take a nap. Volunteers provide companionship visits for people who reside in nursing homes or have been admitted to local hospitals. They accompany families who need support during the dying process.

To provide this care, volunteers learn about communication and support techniques, family dynamics, simple bedside care giving strategies, local resources and team care.

Pre-registration and a pre-course interview are required for training programs. Some partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 667-2531. $75.00 registration fee.

The next Patient Care Training will start October 20 and run every Thursday from3:30-7:00 until Dec.15 (no training on Thanksgiving day 11/24.) 

Download registration form.

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