VIGIL CARE

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


Vigil Care volunteers bring the gift of presence to patients who are actively dying. Generally the family prefers privacy at this time; however there are occasions when a volunteer’s presence can be a great help. Family members use the time a volunteer is present to rest, eat or care for their own health. Vigil volunteers allow family members to attend to these matters knowing their loved one is not alone. Vigil volunteers can sit with a patient who might otherwise be all alone at the time of death.

Visits can be made to patients in your community! We offer 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. Volunteers may sit vigil for 2-4 hours depending on the patient/family’s need and the volunteer’s availability. Volunteers are contacted when a need arises and are able to accept or decline depending on their availability.

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