Palliative Care Patient Visitor

Volunteers may assist with non-medical support, such as providing a listening ear, sharing memories, taking a patient out for a stroll, playing cards, writing a letter, preparing a snack or providing refreshments, etc.  Volunteers may also help with simple comfort measures such as giving a back rub or foot rub to a patient, fixing a patient’s hair or laundering a patient’s personal clothing.  Volunteers can also provide brief (2-4 hours) respite for family members who may require respite.