Middlesex Health Seeks Hospice Volunteers
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Health’s Hospice Program is looking for volunteers to work in home care and nursing home settings throughout Middlesex County.
Volunteers are a valued and integral part of the Hospice Program. They work with patients and their families as they cope with the challenges that come with having a terminal illness.
Hospice volunteers have direct patient contact, help with tasks that relate to bereavement and provide administrative support. Volunteers who are military veterans connect with patients who are also veterans as part of the We Honor Veterans program.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer must attend four training sessions. The next sessions will be held October 11, October 18, October 25 and November 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Depending on COVID-19 protocols at the time of the training sessions, these sessions will either be held at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, or via Zoom.
These training sessions are mandatory. Six additional online training modules must also be completed, as well as a mentorship.
During training sessions and while volunteering, all Hospice volunteers must abide by Middlesex Health policies, including policies that relate to COVID-19. In health care settings, please note that face masks are still required.
To volunteer with Middlesex Health, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and you will be asked to show proof of vaccination.
For more information, or to sign up to be a volunteer, contact Diane Santostefano, Middlesex Health’s hospice volunteer coordinator, at 860-358-6955.
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