Holy Redeemer Seeks Compassionate Hospice Volunteers in Southern New Jersey
Posted Date: 2/1/2012
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks caring individuals to support local hospice patients and their families
Swainton, NJ—February 1, 2012—There is no better way to kick start the new year or honor a loved one who has passed than by serving as a hospice volunteer to patients and families in need. Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families throughout southern New Jersey. Volunteers may also assist with administrative work within the Hospice department and are needed for both day and evening hours.
Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one while administrative volunteers assist with typing, mailings and/or filing.
Hospice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services.
“It’s quite a rewarding experience to be able to help and spend time with people from all walks of life in Cape May County. Many people who are on their own need an extra pair of hands or a companion to get through this difficult time,” said Holy Redeemer Hospice patient care and administrative volunteer Judy Saracco, of Cape May County. “It’s a great feeling to be able to help someone else. I truly enjoy being a part of Holy Redeemer.”
Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered.
To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Cape May County contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Eileen Ready at 609-463-6084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice provides care to patients and their families in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania. Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice, the largest nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of New Jersey, offers a continuum of services throughout 11 New Jersey counties, including Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, and Union. It is part of Holy Redeemer Health System, which offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. For more information, visit www.holyredeemer.com.
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