Month: June 2019

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Mickey Gulli’s Experience as an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer

One basic value of hospice care is that no one should die alone without support or the presence of loved ones. In addition to caring for the patient, the loved ones of hospice patients deserve and benefit from support as well. Eleventh-hour volunteers are trained to keep vigil and provide that supportive presence to patients and families in the final hours of life. The following is Mickey’s story and her journey as an eleventh-hour volunteer. Why Did Mickey Become an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer? At a young age, Mickey’s father passed away. As the oldest sibling of two younger brothers, she was…
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11th Hour Volunteers: A Supportive Presence in the Final Hours of Life

One basic value of hospice care is that no one should die alone without support or the presence of loved ones. In addition to caring for the patient, the loved ones of hospice patients deserve and benefit from support as well. Eleventh-hour volunteers are trained to keep vigil and provide that supportive presence to patients and families in the final hours of life. What is an eleventh-hour volunteer? Oftentimes, patients find themselves alone during their last days because they have limited or no family close-by. These trained volunteers are able to fill in when a loved one cannot or when…