Hospice. Volunteer training set for early spring

| 28 Feb 2023 | 09:11

    Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Hospice team, part of its Home Health Department, is looking for volunteers and offering free training.

    The scheduled training dates are April 22 and April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One evening in May has also been scheduled, with a date to be determined.

    The Hospice team provides a full range of compassionate care for the dying so they may live their lives to the fullest. Volunteers can help both the patient and the team in many ways.

    Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death. Instead, it eases symptoms of discomfort and offers scientifically advanced pain control, supporting a patient’s desire to die with dignity and with as much control as possible in the comfort of their own home. The hospital’s multi-disciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers understand how unique the dying process is for everyone involved.

    Wayne Memorial offers services in Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, and volunteers from each of these areas are welcome. Those interested must attend all three sessions, as well as the hospital’s General Volunteer Orientation.

    If you have time and compassion to share, please call 570-253-8737 or email malicky@wmh.org to enroll by April 10, 2023.