Serenity Point Hospice, LLC.

762 East Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520

CHAP Accredited
Serenity Point Hospice, LLC.

When Quality Care & Peace
Of Mind Matter Most

Phone: 309-435-7050
Fax: (844) 813-1772

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Hospice Volunteers - Giving Tree

Hospice VolunteerHospice volunteers are specially trained in hospice and end-of-life issues to provide compassionate companionship for patients and families or to facilitate their care. Volunteers are an important part of hospice; their duties can range from visiting patients to crafting patient items to documenting patients’ life stories to helping in the office.

The Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice Care Team. They enhance the quality of life of the patient in many ways. They provide compassionate support for patients and their families in home, hospital, Long Term Care Home and Hospice.

The importance of our volunteers to the program cannot be overstated. Volunteers provide the kinds of services which are so urgently needed to enhance the quality of the lives of Hospice patients and their families.

  • Volunteers provide support to a patient who has a life-threatening or terminal condition and their family.
  • Volunteers assist the health care team to provide optimum quality of life to the patient who is dying and their family.
  • Volunteers support other Hospice Care volunteers and staff.
  • Types of services Volunteers can provide:
  • Provide companionship and support to the patient and family
  • Provide transportation to appointments, shopping, etc.
  • Provide simple comfort measures for a patient
  • Preparing light meals or carrying out light household tasks
  • Giving reminders of medication schedules but NOT administering medications
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Observing and reporting changes in the patient’s condition to volunteer coordinator or designate
    Writing letters, or reading to the patient
  • Maintaining records of visits – day – time - travel
  • Attend Volunteer training program and facility orientation programs
  • Attending regular volunteer meetings
  • Advising volunteer coordinator of sick leave or vacation
  • Using telephone support when needed

If you have any questions about how you can obtain Hospice Volunteer services, talk with your case manager nurse.