Patient and Family Services•Our trained volunteers are available to patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. •They can:•stay with a patient so the caregiver can take a break•visit a patient regularly to offer companionship and emotional support•run errands•read to a patient•write letters, make calls•provide practical and emotional support to both patient and family, as well as friends and other caregivers•support family members through the first year of bereavement•Suggest educational resources and use of our library
We offer bereavement support to anyone in our community who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The patient does not need to have been in hospice care. We support people who experience the death of a loved one through anticipated or sudden unexpected death. •Our bereavement support services include:•One-on-one volunteer support•Bereavement support groups•Community bereavement•Suggestions on educational resources and use of our library
In Waldo County, no one need die or grieve alone
Education and ProgrammingPersonal support and community workshops for developing advance care plans, and talking about end of life issues with loved onesLending LibraryWe loan books and videos on death and end of life issues including all aspects of caregiving, hospice work, and bereavement support. Our library includes resources suitable for patients, family members of all ages, and healthcare professionals. Contact us for resource suggestions. Please feel free to to discuss any of the support services we offer.