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Published on August 12, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Milford Regional’s End of Life Comfort Program

 Milford Regional Medical Center is recruiting volunteers for a patient comfort program based on the “No One Dies Alone” program.  Compassionate Companion volunteers provide companionship to dying patients that don’t have family or friends available to stay with them 24 hours a day.   A Compassionate Companion offers comfort through talking, reading or simply sitting with the patient during this difficult time. Comfort carts provide access to soothing music and reading materials. “It’s not about doing,” notes Elaine Willey, director of volunteer services.  “It’s about being.  The essence of the program is a compassionate, caring presence at the end of life.  Every hour that a compassionate companion is at the patient’s bedside, is one less hour that a patient is alone.”

Schedules are created based upon the volunteer’s availability. Shifts are generally four hours in length. Volunteers will be interviewed, screened and trained for this program.  For more information on the Compassionate Companion Program or to volunteer, email Elaine Willey, director of volunteer services at Milford Regional at ewilley@milreg.org no later than Monday, September 15.

 

 


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