Hospice Volunteer Training at Wayne Memorial

(Honesdale, February 27, 2023)…Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Hospice team, part of its Home Health Department, is looking for volunteers and offering training on April 22nd  and April 29th from 9am to 4pm and one evening in May, date to be determined.

When a patient’s life expectancy is limited, Wayne Memorial offers comfort just a phone call away. The Hospice team provides a full range of compassionate care for the dying so they may live their lives to the fullest. Volunteers can help both the patient and the team in many ways.

Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death; instead, it eases symptoms of discomfort and offers scientifically advanced pain control, supporting a patient’s desire to die with dignity and with as much control as possible in the comfort of their own home.  The hospital’s multi-disciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers understand how unique the dying process is for everyone involved.

Wayne Memorial offers services in Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, and volunteers from each of these areas are welcome.  Those interested must attend all three sessions at the hospital in Honesdale, as well as the hospital’s General Volunteer Orientation.  If you have time and compassion to share, please call 570-253-8737 or email malicky@wmh.org to enroll by April 10, 2023.   There is no cost for the training.