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Hospice Care Plus will host a training for new volunteers Jan. 25 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Julie Hatfield, volunteer coordinator, along with other staff, will be on-hand to take participants through all aspects of the care provided by the organization, including hospice, palliative and bereavement care. Hatfield said patient care volunteers are especially needed at this time. Patient care volunteers sit with patients to give caregivers a break, provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, read or do other activities with a patient, prepare a meal or offer support by phone. “Our patient care volunteers fill a crucial role,” Hatfield said. “They are part of our care team and help make it possible to give compassionate, high-quality care.” Volunteers can choose schedules and roles that work for their lives, Hatfield says. Some volunteer weekly, while others can only give a few hours a month. “We understand how busy people are, so we try to make it easy to fit volunteering into your life. All we ask is that you commit to volunteering at least three to four times each year.” To register for the training, contact Hatfield at 859-626-9292 or email@example.com. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To learn more about Hospice Care Plus, visit hospicecp.org. Hospice Care Plus is a nonprofit organization serving Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle counties. All services are offered regardless of ability to pay.
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