Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling our Liberty Hospice patients and their families to offer the best care possible for patients living with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers. By sharing their time, energy, and expertise, our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need. It is federally mandated under Medicare that five percent of all patient care hours be provided by trained volunteers, but volunteers do not do it for the 5% they do what they do because they care and give back every day. This regulation reflects the vital role that volunteers play in the hospice philosophy of care and ensures that a hospice program has roots deep in the community.
In each of our Liberty Hospice office we have volunteers who assist with clerical support, siting with patients to provide a gentle voice, a simple touch or plan one more game of checkers. Our volunteers are available during the calm times and the crisis, during the living moments and the making of memories to the closure and helping their loved ones through the grieving journey.
During the month of April we will celebrate with our volunteers to thank them for their time given and their compassionate care. Our Volunteer Coordinators will be thanked for all their commitment to recruiting and recognizing the care and memories the volunteers provide.