ATLANTA, Ga. – The Compassus program serving Atlanta and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.
“Every day, volunteers touch the lives of our patients and their families,” said Wes Marquina, Volunteer Coordinator for Compassus – Atlanta. “Whether reading to a patient, preparing a meal for a family or cleaning up around the house, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.”
The mission of Compassus is to provide the highest quality and compassionate hospice care in the place of a patient’s choosing, whether it is his or her home, an assisted living facility or nursing home. By addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, Compassus enhances the quality of life of patients and their families. An integral part of the care team, volunteers are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.
Volunteers can give their talents and time in many ways. All participants receive special training on many aspects of hospice care, and can choose to dedicate as little as two hours a month to as much as six hours a week.
For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit www.compassushealthcare.com.