Hospice Training is both a community service to teach about death and dying and to train volunteers. Volunteers must be trained according to national guidelines. Wilkes Regional Medical Center has adopted a standard of 18 hours of training for potential volunteers. Volunteer Training is held two times each year. The location of training varies with each course.
|The mission of Hospice is to provide comfort and care to individuals with six months or less to live. Hospice care is a holistic approach to caring for families facing loss. Hospice doesn't admit only patients. Hospice admits families. Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Bereavement Counselors, Chaplains and of course, Volunteers complete the circle of care. A Hospice physician and pharmacist also evaluate the patient's care and needs. Nurses make weekly visits and are on call 24 hours, seven days a week. Social Workers meet with the patients and their family to address non-medical needs, interact with caregivers and ensure the family needs are met. Chaplains are available for spiritual support regardless of faith. A bereavement counselor supports families in preparing for death and in their grieving after the patient dies.|
Volunteers serve a vital role in the circle of care. Spending time with a patient helps gather valuable information about the patient and family. Volunteers are the eyes and ears of Hospice.
What Volunteers Do
Hospice Volunteer Training
please download and print the
Hospice Volunteer Form
and mail the completed form to:
1907 West Park Drive
N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659
You may also call for more information: 336-903-7700