VITAS Innovative Hospice Care/ Hartford
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for people with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide physical comfort and emotional support in the face of terminal illness. Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care, bringing dignity and quality of life to patients in the homes or facilities where they live. Comprehensive hospice services include management of pain and symptoms for patients, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement support for families.
VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help support terminally ill people and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at this time can mean a great deal for another person's life--and yours, too.
VITAS volunteer activities include companionship for patients, respite for caregivers (giving them a break), friendly visits with a pet, driving a patient to appointments, doing an errand, helping with special events. Opportunites available in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, New London, and Windham counties. Volunteers contribute their time and caring in the towns that are convenient for them, according to their time schedules.