About Americare Hospice
Americare Hospice opened in 1995 and services Johnson and its surrounding counties. Americare Hospice is in constant growth and recently moved into a new facility located at 1150 N. Main Street in Franklin.
Who can Volunteer?
Hospice volunteers are compassionate men and women of all ages and walks of life who offer their time to assist the hospice team with patient care and family support.
What Does A Volunteer Do?
Hospice volunteers bring a supportive and caring presence to the patient and family. Services may include:
- Performing errands
- Provide respite relief for family caregivers for brief periods
- Offering support to the family after the death
- Providing office support to Hospice staff
- Public relations and community efforts
Use your talents!
We can creatively incorporate many skills into our hospice services… accountants, artist, massage therapist, musicians, legal specialist, barbers & beauticians, and more! Let us know your talents and we will let you know how you can help!
How Much Time Must I Give?
You dictate the amount of time you have to give. Any time that you spend with a patient contributes to their quality of life and provides much needed support to the family. We like for volunteers to give at least 2 hours of support each week.
How do I become a volunteer?
Volunteers receive a basic orientation to the Hospice program during an extensive training course. Here the prospective volunteer learns more about the Hospice program and the volunteer’s role as part of the Hospice team. Orientation and on going training through out the year includes topics such as:
- Hospice Philosophy
- Hospice Services
- Concepts of Death and Dying
- Pain Management
- Care and comfort measures
- Spiritual ministry and care
- Bereavement And much more!
You can make a difference in someone’s life. Contact us today!
Americare Hospice 317-736-0055