BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Company: Homeland Hospice
Contact: Laurie Murry
Contact Phone: (717) 409-8882
Contact Email: lmurry@homelandhospice.org
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Address: 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270
City: Harrisburg
State: PA
Zip Code: 17110


Hospice family care addresses the needs of the family during the patient’s illness. Bereavement support starts at the first contact with hospice and continues throughout the patient’s illness and for 13 months following the death of a loved one.
Volunteers can assist with the bereavement process through administrative duties, such as sending letters and making phone calls to bereaved individuals. Volunteers may also become involved with visiting someone who is living alone or who wants someone to walk with them through the bereavement process. Being present, going for coffee, taking a walk, listening and caring mean so very much to those who have lost a loved one. For the hospice patient, it can be very important for them to know that their family and friends will be cared for in the emotional time just after death.

Homeland Hospice offers a self-study Hospice Orientation program so you can train as it fits your schedule. Background check and two-step PPD (TB test) are required; costs are covered by Homeland Hospice. Support from Bereavement Counselors is always available for guidance.

Contact Laurie Murry, Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-409-8882 for more information.