Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice is looking for caring individuals
to support local hospice patients and their families.
Runnemede, N.J. – February 25, 2015 – Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice is seeking patient companion volunteers and bereavement volunteers to support local hospice patients and their families throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties, New Jersey.
“It takes a very special, compassionate, emotionally mature person to become a hospice volunteer,” said Jane Elliott, Holy Redeemer’s Volunteer Coordinator for the five-county area. “Part of their role is to reflect Holy Redeemer’s underlying mission to care, comfort and heal by working with the professional hospice team to provide companionship and support for patients as well as their families.”
“Many of our volunteers tell me that they feel personally and spiritually rewarded as a result of the interactions they have and the relationships they develop,” said Elliott. “Our volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of patients and families, and often the reverse is true, as well.”
Hospice patient care volunteers typically visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week or every other week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one.
Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an eight to 10-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Both day and evening training programs are offered.
To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland or Salem County, New Jersey, contact Jane Elliott at 856-939-9000 x31520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice, the largest nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of New Jersey, offers a continuum of services throughout 12 New Jersey counties, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, and Union. Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice provides care to patients and their families in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania. It is part of Holy Redeemer Health System, which offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, supportive care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. For more information, visit holyredeemer.com/HomeCare.
source: press release