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Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March
Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

 

CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity. The weekly training sessions will cover topics such as Introduction to the Hospice Philosophy, Ethical Issues, Communication, Spirituality and Grief and Loss and other supportive and educational topics that will support the relationship between the patient, family and Volunteer.

Once certification is complete a Hospice Volunteer will be able to offer personal support to a patient and their family during the last phases of life threatening illness, through the CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteer Program. Volunteers serve as companions to the terminally ill and may be a supportive listener, run errands, and/or provide respite for caregivers. Volunteers may also be in contact with family and friends after a loved one has died in order to provide grief support. Volunteers are supported by the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, the Hospice Volunteer community, and continuing educational offerings.

For more information or to register for the training please call Margaret Zillioux, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (207) 721-1271 or you may email her at mzillioux@midcoasthealth.com to request an application.

CHANS Home Health Care is full service, non-profit, Joint Commission Accredited agency providing skilled home health, hospice, private duty care services, and an array of community-based wellness clinics and support services in Mid Coast Maine.  CHANS is an affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services.  FMI please call Amy Berube (207) 721-1278 or visit www.chanshomehealthcare.com

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