Hospice care began as a volunteer service provided to terminally ill patients before it became a Medicare reimbursed service in the United States in the 1980’s. Volunteers are still a major part of Hospice Care and Volunteers work side by side with the hospice care team and provide a wide range of support services.
Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways.
Volunteers provide important services to hospice organizations and the people they serve.
Volunteers provide companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life.
Offer support to family members and caregivers.
Help with community outreach.
Benefits of Volunteering
Contributing to the community and gaining a deeper understanding of different life perspectives and cultural diversity.
A greater appreciation for life and the necessary need for companionship.
A better grasp on the roles that everyone plays when it comes to end of life care.
Amidst this COVID-19 global pandemic, the Legacy Hospice Volunteer Program has been able to help and accommodate our patients and their families, facilities and healthcare workers in our communities.
The Volunteer Program is here to support those when in need, even if we cannot be with your loved ones in person, we are working behind the scenes to make sure they know they are not alone during this crisis.
Marlena Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator
Legacy Hospice Cares
850 Elm Grove, WI 53122