Goshen Home Care and Hospice seeks hospice volunteers

August 31, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen Home Care and Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide comfort, support and companionship to hospice patients and their families in Elkhart, LaGrange, Noble and Kosciusko counties. Anyone 18 years and older may apply. Male volunteers are especially needed.  As Goshen Home Care and Hospice is a “We Honor Veterans” service, veterans are sought who might be willing to help or listen to other veterans.

Volunteers are required to take 16 hours of training, which occurs over the course of two days. Training sessions will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21 on then second floor of the High Park Building, 200 High Park Avenue, Goshen, IN. A box lunch will be provided.  

During training hospice volunteers will learn about the following:

  •     Hospice philosophy
  •     Communication skills
  •     Emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of dying
  •     Family dynamics
  •     Grief

Hospice training is free of charge. To submit an application to become a hospice volunteer candidate or for more information, contact Deb Lindemood, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (574) 364-1387, toll free at (800) 446-4663 or by email dlindemood@Goshenhealth.com.

About Goshen Health:

Goshen Health is a community-owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving the health of its communities. To live out the organization’s mission, Colleagues practice compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor. The health system includes 30 locations across four counties with specialized cancer care; heart and vascular care; and a physician’s network with primary and specialty care.

For more information about Goshen Health, contact Shannon McNett-Silcox at (574) 364-2638, smsilcox@goshenhealth.com or visit www.GoshenHealth.com.