At some time in our lives, we all will face the terminal illness of a family member or dear friend. Having people to turn to for help in making each day, even the last one, worth living is invaluable. That is what Serenity Point Hospice is all about and we serve patients and their families throughout Fulton, Mason, Knox and McDonough Counties.
What We Do
Serenity Point Hospice volunteers provide compassionate, caring support to help families and patients through the difficult times associated with the end of life. We offer volunteers a free, comprehensive training to help equip them to do this important work as well as offer ongoing educational events. Our volunteers work one-on-one with patients and families. Volunteer opportunities include companionship, life review, respite for the primary caregiver, compassionate touch (by licensed practitioners), haircut (by licensed practitioners), running errands or light household help.
Volunteers choose patients in their own communities. They have flexibility in scheduling and spend no more than 4 hours per week with a patient. Unless they are providing respite, visits are not more than 2 hours.
Types of Volunteers Services
- 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
- Playing cards or games with patient
- Giving manicures, or painting nails
- Pet therapy visits
- Writing letters, or reading to the patient
If you have any questions about how you can obtain Hospice Volunteer services, talk with your case manager nurse or call Serenity Point Hospice at 309-435-7050.