PINE TREE HOSPICE TO OFFER CORE
TRAINING FOR HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS
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Pine Tree Hospice will offer Core Training, which is the basic training that all hospice volunteers must complete. Core Training begins on Tuesday, September 8th from 5 to 9 PM; Sunday, September 13th from 1 to 6 PM; Tuesday, September 15th from 5 to 9 PM; Thursday, September 17th from 5 to 9 PM.
Training will be held at the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center on 897 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.
Pine Tree Hospice (PTH) honors life and offers comfort with dignity to people of any age living with a progressive life-limiting illness. Pine Tree Hospice educates and supports its volunteers and staff to maintain a high standard of care, and responds to care-giver, family and community needs for continued bereavement support. Being a hospice volunteer can be rewarding with a commitment of about 2 to 4 hours per week. As one of the volunteers has said, “I knew this was something that would be very worthwhile in terms of giving back to the community…You can provide a lot of relief to the family, provide a little entertainment to the individual…Just little niceties for their life…Anyone can do this.”
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. PTH volunteers can enjoy time with their clients doing such activities as going for walks or rides, fishing, and cooking together. Other ways of helping include running errands, providing transportation, companionship, preparing a meal, or light housekeeping.
Hospice care is a unique philosophy and a whole team approach to provide care for people in the final phase of their lives. It emphasizes enhancing the quality of life and preserves a sense of dignity while providing palliative comfort care. Hospice is not a place. It is a family-centered effort that provides support and care for the whole family during the process of dying and bereavement. Trained volunteers are key team members who work along with healthcare professionals to provide support. Hospice strengthens the individual's role in making decisions about end of life care.
This training is free including a complimentary meal. To register for the Core Training, please call 564-4346 or email PTH at wecare@pinetreehospice.org.