(Brookville, PA) – In Home Solutions home care, home health and hospice agency recently honored its hospice volunteers with an appreciation luncheon at Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant in Brookville.
November is Home Care and Hospice Month, and In Home Solutions has several other activities planned.
Hospice care is specialized, compassionate care for individuals with a life-limiting illness who have six months or less to live.
“A core need for our hospice program is volunteers,” said In Home Solutions Social Worker Anne Juba. “Volunteers in the hospice setting are offered a variety of opportunities to enhance the service and care provided to patients.”
In Home Solutions has ten volunteers who help patients by engaging in previously enjoyed hobbies, reading, letter or email writing, providing companionship, running errands or giving a break to family caregivers.
In Home Solutions volunteers are Martha Shugarts of Punxsutawney, Kathy Dinger of Summerville, Phyllis and Howard Reinard, Kathy Claypool, Marjorie Goetz, Doris Bickle, Vicki Carlson, Anna Morres, and Jesse Majoy, all of Brookville.
Hospice care can be received wherever a patient chooses – in their own home, a personal care home, nursing home or hospital.
Volunteers can be utilized at any of these locations. No experience in hospice volunteering is necessary. Training is provided.
In Home Solutions is always looking for additional volunteers.
“Hospice volunteers really do a lot to help provide the best quality end of life care for someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness,” said Juba. “Just a few hours of your time each month can make a real difference.”
If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer for In Home Solutions, please call Juba at 814-849-5913, toll-free at 1-800-972-9363 or visit www.wrc.org.