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Volunteers Week: Direct Care and Pet Therapy

Honoring Hospice Volunteers during National Volunteers Appreciaton Week

April 18th – 24th, 2021

Providing Personalized Direct Care with Earth Angels

Hospice programs would be incomplete without the volunteers who visit with the patients. Whether they are performing a task such as music therapy or art therapy or just a friendly visit, the patients and families look forward to these visits. The Grane Hospice Earth Angels Program has a specially trained staff to visit with hospice patients.  They really are Earth Angels. 

These volunteers are there for what the patient wants during the visit, to hold a hand, read a book, paint their nails, listen to music, do a life review, or take a trip outside for fresh air. Sometimes, these visits consist of pet therapy where the dog spreads his love and the patients pet or cuddle with their furry friend.  These visits are also just as much for the family – someone to listen to, give a break when needed, and to lend a helping hand. Often, a bond is developed between the volunteer and patient.  

Want to join our volunteer team? Visit our Volunteers page for more information and how to apply.

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