Bond County Hospice is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator Karen File told us about some different ways to help.
“After training, they can actually see patients,” File told WGEL. “The purpose of going into the home of course is to take care of the patient, but we also look out for the care taker. We kind of keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not too stressed, that they’re getting some sleep.
“So, our volunteers usually go in one or two times a week, send cards, phone calls. You meet the patient—you will kind of assess their needs at that point and the caretaker’s needs. You can do light house cleaning, bake cookies, just visit, read a book to them—there’s just a whole lot of things they can do. It’s not limited to anything.”
File said volunteers can also help around the office with paperwork and sending cards. Volunteers can be any age and training will be provided. To learn more, call Karen at 664-5020.