Pine Tree Hospice will offer its CORE training for volunteers during the week of April 12-18th. The 11 hour training prepares individuals to support hospice clients in their home or at a healthcare facility. The training is free and open to both men and women in the community.
There are 450,000 hospice volunteers in the United States. Hospice programs care for 60 percent of all dying patients each year, a total of 1.5 million. Because of lack of information, patients and their families seldom take advantage of all the hospice services that are available. This is unfortunate, since hospice can enrich the end of life experience, creating a way to live out our lives with dignity and purpose.