VOLUNTEER

Patti Wright   July 31, 2019

Hospice is not just for the dying! You have heard this before. I am a volunteer at Hospice in Madoc. Our organization provides more than a place for palliative care or ‘’end of life’’. The conversations and relationships that develop with the clients are a Life Learning and sometimes ‘’Life Changing’’ experience. The stories that are shared on an emotional level are not something you train for. You learn that listening to our residents and their families is an important part of what happens at Hospice.

VOLUNTEER

Joan O'Grady   July 19, 2019

 

I started volunteering with Hospice over 10 years ago because I wanted to help people who were close to end-of-life. In the community I enjoy supporting both the client and the caregiver through respite which allows the caregiver to go shopping, attend appointments or even have a cup of coffee with their friends. I stay with the client, talk to them or just sit quietly with them if they prefer. I also can be found volunteering at the Hospice House supporting our residents. Volunteering with Hospice has been a very rewarding experience.

FAMILY

Richard A. & Family   July 17, 2016

 

The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult times in any person’s life; Hospice gave my family the opportunity to relieve the everyday stresses of the unknowns in our journey to the end of my mom’s life. Hospice treated our family with dignity and respect, issued appropriate care, and kept our family up to date with her health and what we should expect next. Hospice granted our family the opportunity to peacefully spend the last few days of my mom’s life together in a very serene atmosphere. The staff and volunteers unselfishly offered their assistance with any of our requests and answered any questions that we had 24 hours a day. It was a truly wonderful experience from the time we entered Hospice right up to her last breath at a very trying time in our life.

COMMUNITY

Nancy Koch Egan   Oct. 15, 2016

A beautiful home environment, conducive to family and friends visiting in a very relaxed atmosphere. Staff are very kind and compassionate, providing excellent one on one care.

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