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. There are still fully volunteer hospice services in the country although their services are somewhat limited. As such 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.
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"My volunteer came to my house almost daily and read to me my favorite books! With my failing eyesight, I am so grateful to have this support!" - anonymous