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Helping at the end of life - Cedar Valley Hospice volunteer training

October 28, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Cedar Valley Hospice will be offering training classes for anyone interested in becoming a patient/family volunteer. The classes will be held on Monday November 5th, Tuesday November 6th, Monday November 12th, and Tuesday November 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is to be determined at a later date. There is no cost for the training. Pre-registration is required by November 1st.

Direct care volunteers provide companionship, offer respite care, listening, shopping, running errands, providing transportation, or assisting at the Hospice Home. As a patient/family volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help people at a critical time in their lives.

Topics covered during training include hospice philosophy, attitudes toward death, communication skills, spirituality in hospice, grief and bereavement.

To register for Cedar Valley Hospice volunteer training, call Rhonda Hein, Volunteer Coordinator in the Grundy Tama area at (319) 824-3868 or Peggy Rathe, Volunteer Coordinator in the Butler county area at 319-352-1274.

Cedar Valley Hospice is a home care program that provides physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice services are available to people of all ages who are suffering from any life-limiting illness. Emphasis is placed on maintaining quality of life and personal dignity while supporting the entire family before, during, and after the death of a loved one.



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