Doylestown Health values our volunteers and their many contributions to the comprehensive services we provide patients and their loved ones. We have up to 40 Hospice volunteers at any given time, assisting with errands, visiting with patients, handling administrative tasks and other valuable functions.
Volunteers: Meeting Patients Where They Are Needed
Volunteer services are available to patients in their home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living or hospital setting. Hospice volunteers receive training from our Hospice volunteer coordinator to ensure that new volunteers feel comfortable, understanding their roles and responsibilities. Our team confirms that volunteers are fingerprinted and go through a thorough background check.
Our goal is to provide support to families and individuals enrolled in the Hospice program, providing dignity and quality of life to patients and their families. Our care philosophy is rooted in honoring the patient’s needs and wishes in the same space they call home – whether that be a traditional home setting, skilled nursing facility, assisted living or hospital.
Ways You Can Serve as a Volunteer
There are many ways to serve as a volunteer in the Hospice volunteer program. Volunteers can:
- Visit patients and provide companionship
- Provide respite to caregivers, promoting self-care
- Help with errands, including grocery shopping
- Assist with various therapies including art, letter-writing, reading or music
- Perform administrative tasks in our Hospice office
- Make check-in calls to bereaved families or families on Hospice
How to Become a Volunteer
About Doylestown Health Hospice
When a patient's life expectancy is six months or less, comfort care options may be needed. Doylestown Health Hospice provides expert pain management, symptom-control techniques, caregiver relief, psychosocial and spiritual support, bereavement support, medical therapies and palliative care. Our compassionate approach to end-of-life care includes physician services, registered nurses, a chaplain, a social worker, home health aides, volunteers, and bereavement counselors who work together to help the entire family during these very difficult times.