LIVING LIFE WITH
We provide holistic care in order to preserve the dignity and quality of life - by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the patient, the family, and the caregiver.
The mission of Advanced Hospice is to provide compassionate, ethical care, while striving for optimal comfort in meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients facing life-limiting illnesses.
We embrace the understanding that dying is a natural part of living and we accept the responsibility to uphold the dignity of life in accordance with our patients’ values and wishes along their end of life journey.
Our supportive care complements that of family and loved ones. Patients receiving hospice services are entitled to the following:
Physicians, Nurses, CNAs, Social workers/Counselors, Chaplain, Bereavement Support, Volunteer Assistance, Therapies (PT/ST/OT), Pain Management, Medical Equipment and Supplies. On-call staff is available for emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Volunteering with Advanced Hospice is sure to be a most rewarding experience! But don't take our word for it...here's what our volunteers have to say -
Volunteering helps me to give back. As a caregiver, I realized how priceless taking a hot shower could be. Knowing someone was sitting with my loved one so I could have time to take care of myself was a “gift” and allowed me time to rejuvenate myself. Now I can provide that same support to others. ~Sylvia
I’ve volunteered for years at various hospices. I’ve experienced the pleasure of helping patients to write letters to leave for their loved ones, to reminisce with patients who couldn’t remember what they had for lunch but whose face lit up reliving their teenage years, to assist a patient in preparation of walking a family friend down the aisle, and to simply be a listening ear. ~ Mary Jo
It's difficult to explain how rewarding volunteering is for me. I enjoy my time spent with patients – it’s a privilege to be able to share in their lives. But I also value the opportunity to share with others the joy I receive through volunteering. ~ George
Why do I volunteer? Why wouldn’t I share my time with those who welcome me into their world? ~ Jennifer
People ask me if being a hospice volunteer is sad. Honestly, I’m they type of person who fully invests in my role so knowing people in my care will most likely pass on can have moments of sadness, but I imagine how sad they would be if they didn’t have someone like me come to visit them. That’s where I feel my purpose. ~ Ken
I wasn’t quite sure that hospice volunteering was for me. It’s scary not knowing what to say or wondering what if I were to say the wrong thing. The volunteer training gave me confidence I needed to accept my first assignment. I remember them saying “Be yourself and be a good listener.” Those two simple tips calmed my initial nerves. I was able to see the person beyond the disease and conversation flowed. ~ Pat
Volunteers are needed to share their time and talents for the following categories: