The Jefferson/Madison/Taylor Team of Big Bend Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide respite, companionship and care for our patients and families. Volunteers fill not only a Medicare requirement for the operation of Big Bend Hospice, they play a vital role in the quality of care received by those who have entrusted us to care for their loved one who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Our patient/family volunteers provide services that allow the caregiver the opportunity to go buy groceries, to take care of final arrangements, or to simply sit on the front porch and catch their breath. Some caregivers choose to stay at home while a volunteer is in the home and some take this opportunity to take care of things outside the home. Volunteers will often sit with patients and just listen. We often have situations where the caregiver and the patient are the only ones living in the home and our volunteers provide much needed respite for the caregiver who is alone and providing care 24/7.
Licensed since 1983, Big Bend Hospice provides expert health care, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness, so that they can complete personal goals and find spiritual and emotional peace. If you would like to volunteer, request bereavement services or request more information about our services, please call 850-878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org.