Volunteer for Mercy Hospice

Mar 06, 2013

Volunteer for Mercy Hospice

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Hospice is seeking caring and committed volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. All Mercy Hospice volunteers are required to complete an orientation and training session. Mercy Hospice will host a training session for volunteers who serve in patient care areas from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 12, 14, 19 and 21 at Mercy Hospice, located at 7568 Whipple Ave., North Canton. Volunteers in non-patient care areas must complete one training session held from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 12 at Mercy Hospice. Mercy Hospice 11th hour volunteers will complete an additional three hour training at a time to be determined. These special volunteers provide comfort to patients during life’s final hours.

Mercy Hospice volunteers serve in many ways:

• Support for patients and caregivers

• Bereavement calling

• Life reviews

• 11th hour

• Office assistance

• Fundraising

• Singing groups

• Sewing and scrapbooking

• Knitting or crocheting prayer shawls

• Crafts for patients

• Music share

• And more!

If you’d like to be a part of this special team, which enables people to die peacefully and with dignity, call Mercy Hospice at 330-649-4380, ext. 2114.

Mercy Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice focuses on the quality of life and draws upon the expertise of physicians, clergy, nurses, counselors, social workers, home health aides, therapists and trained volunteers. The philosophy of hospice is reflected through the beliefs that dying is part of living and that dying persons and their families have physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs as well as a right to make decisions related to the meeting of those needs. For more information about Mercy Hospice, visit www.cantonmercy.org/hospice or call 330-649-4380.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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