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Sunday, November 04, 2012 2:45 PM

Dearborn County Hospital’s Hospice program is looking for volunteers who can provide respite care for the family of patients who are terminally ill.  Volunteers will be asked to visit with a Hospice patient at the patient’s home, nursing home or hospital room.

“Respite care allows the family to take a break, complete household chores or leave and run necessary errands,” explained Tim Heller, MSW, LCSW, DCH Hospice Social Worker. “Interested persons are asked to be able to assist Hospice once or twice a month for at least a year.”

Training will be provided in the DCH Home Health & Hospice offices, 370 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, in November at a date and time to be announced.

Services provided by Dearborn County Hospital Hospice include skilled nursing and personal care; pain and symptom management; medical social services; nutritional counseling; physical, speech and occupational therapies; and spiritual counseling, in addition to bereavement services for the family and loved ones.

For more information regarding the volunteer program for Hospice services, call Heller at 1-812-537-8192 or 1-800-676-5428.

Last Updated on Monday, November 05, 2012 7:59 PM