The Home Support Program offers emotional support and practical help to patients facing a life-threatening illness who are being cared for at home. The Hospice’s professional staff supports trained volunteers who make weekly home visits. These volunteers provide someone to listen, to read, to talk with, and to take the patient shopping or to the bank, to assist at meals or to simply watch over while the patient rests.
This program allows caregivers to do errands or to rest knowing that their family member is being cared for. Hospice volunteers are meant to complement existing support by family and friends, visiting nurses and personal support workers.
Anyone can make a referral – the patient, the family, health care professionals, clergy or friends. To make a referral or for more information about the Hospice’s programs, please call 260-2906 extension 226.
There is no charge for any of the programs at the Hospice at May Court, however donations are encouraged and welcomed.