Compassus – Albuquerque Recognizes Local Volunteer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Compassus program serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Linda Jones and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 10-16 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. Jones, a pet therapist, has been volunteering her services along with her pet companions since 2009.

“We are proud to recognize Linda for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Elizabeth Ross, executive director for Compassus – Albuquerque. “Her positive attitude and contributions make her an integral member of our team, and we are fortunate to have her as a volunteer.”

“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Maria “Patsy” Garcia, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Albuquerque. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve. I want to thank Linda and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to our patients and families.”

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 400,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Hospice volunteers add to the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.

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For information about Compassus – Albuquerque, please call (505) 332-0847.