Submitted by Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions, the region’s largest provider of hospice care, will hold online training classes for those interested in becoming volunteers for the nonprofit organization.
You can make a difference in a patient’s life by:
- Engaging in a shared interest or hobby
- Helping with letter-writing or life review
- Visiting with your approved dog
- Reading to the patient
- Listening and by providing a supportive, comforting presence
Volunteers visit patients in their homes, in facilities, and at Care Dimensions’ hospice houses. If patient visits are not the right fit, you can volunteer in other ways, such as providing administrative office support or making check-in phone calls to current patients or bereaved family members.
Training will be held via Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., March 4 – 27 (register by Feb. 24).
Care Dimensions is a nonprofit community-based hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts, including Bedford.
Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at their two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics.
Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.