Center for Hospice Care seeks volunteers

Training days will take place throughout October.
Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Truth Staff

ELKHART COUNTY — Center for Hospice Care needs volunteers in Kosciusko, Elkhart and LaGrange counties for a variety of support tasks.

Upcoming training, a total of 15 hours, is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 at Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20 East.

Training focuses on the hospice philosophy, communication skills, spirituality, family dynamics, patient care and bereavement. No previous health care experience is necessary.

Following training, volunteers may assist patients and families with respite, transportation, laundry, errands, companionship or bereavement. Volunteers will serve patients in their homes, in nursing homes, in office or clerical roles and additional roles like massage therapy, hair styling or pet visitation.

Scheduling is flexible and daytime trainings are also offered in South Bend. Registration is required. To register call Valorie Eads at 286-1198 or email eadsv@centerforhospice.org.


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