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Hospice Volunteers

Central Washington Hospital Hospice Volunteers are special people who provide essential services and support to our patients and their caregivers. The presence of a volunteer can help ease those painful times that the terminally ill and their loved ones must face.

Volunteers may fulfill any number of roles, including:

  • Respite for caregivers
  • Companionship and socialization for patients
  • Assistance with errands
  • Assistance with correspondence, office work, or other special projects
  • Assistance with light household chores or tasks

Volunteers participate in an extensive training course covering Hospice history, philosophy, the interdisciplinary team approach, communication skills, confidentiality ethics, grief and loss, universal precautions, safety in the home, spirituality, and more. This training prepares volunteers how to best accommodate the needs of the patients and families. Volunteers must pass a background check and complete required immunizations.

Following the training, volunteers are asked to provide 2-4 hours of service per week with patients and/or families, and attend monthly volunteer meetings.

For more information, call 509.433.3700 and ask for the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

Hospice Resources

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
A membership organization representing hospice and palliative care program professionals nationwide.
www.nhpco.org

Americans for Better Care of the Dying
An organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans can count on good end of life care. www.abcd-caring.org

Hospice Net
An excellent resource for patients, families and caregivers facing end of life grief issues. www.hospicenet.org

Making a donation to Home Care Services

Home Care Services is committed to making our services available to the community, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. We welcome and encourage charitable donations. Memorials, bequests and other gifts play a vital role in our ability to remain accessible and to provide care to anyone in need. If you have questions or wish to initiate a memorial in someone’s name, please call the Confluence Health Foundation office at 509.665.6030. You can also visit the Confluence Health Foundation’s website and make an online donation.
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