Parkview Home Health and Hospice seeking volunteers throughout the region

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Parkview Home Health and Hospice is currently seeking volunteers to serve in a variety of roles throughout northeast Indiana. Hospice volunteers provide much-appreciated services to individuals who are nearing the end of life. Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers or helping with community outreach, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the services provided by Parkview Home Health & Hospice.

Current volunteer needs include:

  • Visiting with patients throughout the week, offering caregivers a chance to take time for themselves.
  • Comforting patients nearing the end of their lives, as well as their family members. These volunteers, known as vigil volunteers, also serve as companions to patients who do not have families, or whose families cannot be present at the time of their loved one’s death.
  • Making “tuck-in” phone calls to patients and their families to assure needs and supplies are fulfilled prior to the weekend.
  • Veterans are needed to provide companionship to those who have served in the military and to participate in ceremonies of appreciation.
  • Volunteers who have certified therapy dogs.

Per federal and state regulations, all volunteers must participate in training and orientation to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Training is scheduled in the Fort Wayne office and the Wabash office. Upon completion, volunteers may choose to support individuals at locations that are most convenient for them in Allen County or elsewhere. The completion of four hours of in-person training and nine hours of online training is required for volunteers who will interact with hospice patients. Online training may be completed at an individual’s leisure.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • Fort Wayne (Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 1900 Carew Street, Suite 6)
    • Thursday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Monday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wabash (Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 8 John Kissinger Drive, Suite C)
    • Tuesday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For more information, or to reserve a seat in the next training class, please contact Kelby Johnston at 260-452-5411 or Gail Williams at 260-569-2163.

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