Amedisys Hospice

Hospices

Looking for an opportunity to contribute your time and talents to help others in our community? Look no further than Amedisys Hospice. We strive to provide compassionate health care that embraces the whole person in mind, body and spirit, and to serve everyone with dignity. Become a part of our mission. You’ll not only help others, you’ll enjoy life-enhancing experiences.

Who are hospice volunteers?

Hospice volunteers are people from our community; men and women, young and old, college students and retirees, from all walks of life. They do share a common bond–an unselfish desire to give of their time to improve the end-of-life experiences of individuals and their loved ones dealing with a life-limiting illness. No medical training or medical background is necessary, nor is any prior experience with hospice.

What do hospice volunteers do?

Our hospice volunteers spend time with patients and their loved ones. They provide caregiver relief, companionship, run errands, and provide supportive services. They work along with paid staff in every area including home care, inpatient, bereavement, spiritual support and administration.

Hospice volunteers spend time with patients and their loved ones. They provide caregiver relief, companionship, run errands, and provide supportive services. They work alongside paid staff in every area including home care, inpatient, bereavement, spiritual support and administration.

Hospice Volunteer Training

Volunteers complete a 24-hour certified training program. The training covers various aspects of hospice care including: an exploration of end-of-life issues, the dying process, grief and loss, communication, spirituality, psycho-social issues, symptom control, physical care of the dying, and self-care. Our volunteers additionally complete 16 hours of training in our inpatient unit where, under supervision, they put to use the skills learned in the classroom.

The training program covers an exploration of end-of-life issues, the dying process, grief and loss, communication, spirituality, psycho-social issues, symptom control, physical care of the dying, and self care.

For more information and an application, please contact us.