VNA Hospice volunteer training starts

Are you a caring, compassionate individual who’s been searching for the perfect organization to volunteer for? The Visiting Nurses Association Hospice is your answer. VNA Hospice is looking for volunteers to become a part of their quality care team.

The Visiting Nurses Association Hospice will be offering an eight-week volunteer training series that addresses the way volunteers deliver non-medical care to hospice patients and their families.

The program is scheduled to meet on consecutive Mondays, from March 14 to May 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Visiting Nurses Association Office, 4223 E. State St., Rockford.

Volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team. They enhance the lives of hospice patients in ways only a truly caring and dedicated person could. Volunteers are truly the heart of the VNA Hospice Program. They support and assist the patient and family by being an attentive and sympathetic listener, by providing reassurance, and by sitting and visiting with the patient, giving the family the necessary time they need to address personal issues. Hospice volunteers form special relationships not only with the patient but also with the family.

For more than two decades, the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice has been providing quality compassionate care to terminally ill patients. The hospice team is committed to helping their patients live out their days in comfort, peace and dignity in their own chosen surroundings.

The Visiting Nurses Association Hospice serves terminally ill individuals in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and western McHenry counties. The Visiting Nurses Association is an entity of Rockford Health System. For more information on VNA hospice volunteering, contact Kristie Bellone at 971-3751.

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