I Am a Hospice Volunteer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    Can I ask a volunteers opinion?

    FIL has just been placed into end of life care, and MIL is a frantic mess. To add to her burden, one of the grandchildren is always being left in her care, and at this point the feeling is that she is being asked to choose between her husbands care and childcare. She expresses...
    adultorphan adultorphan
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    Because of Dad

    My name is Jennifer Johnson.  I live in Indiana with my chihuahua, Miracle.   Five years ago, my father, Peter, died of esophogeal cancer.  During the last few months of his life, he and my family received hospice services.  It was during that time that I...
    miraclesmom miraclesmom
    1 Response Mar 7, 2009

    hospice as teacher

    I Am a Hospice Volunteer and have been for 3 years.  What I receive from everyone involved in each experience, patients, families, staff members and other volunteers, is immeasurable and full of grace.  Love sums up the experience.  I have patients who are living...
    bella3cadie bella3cadie
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    Life As We Know It

    I'm not a hospice volunteer but my grandfather was placed on hospice last year at home so I was able to help my mom with him.  Its been 8 months since my grandfathers passing and my grandmother was placed on hospice last week but due to her health and dementia she is at a...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 27, 2011

    Best "job" I Never Got Paid For!

    I've been volunteering for a particular non-for-profit hospice for 5 yrs.  I find this a most rewarding endeavor!  I am an "indirect" volunteer involved in projects for the Gift Program at this hospice.  Direct volunteers are those that are...
    cookiefox cookiefox
    56-60, F
    Jan 5, 2010
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