Franciscan Hospice Care will host upcoming volunteer training sessions for people interested in volunteering with area hospice patients and their families.
Training sessions will be from noon to 4 p.m. CDST on Monday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 20, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDST on Monday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 27. Training sessions will be at the Franciscan Hospice Care office, located in the Medical Outreach Building on the campus of Franciscan Health Rensselaer, 1104 E. Grace St. in Rensselaer.
Hospice volunteers provide a variety of services from staff support, special projects and bereavement to assisting families and providing support for the terminally ill. Responsibilities are assigned to volunteers that are consistent with their skills, availability and interests, accompanied by specialized training and education. There are no set time requirements or restrictions, so volunteering can work around almost any schedule.
For more information or to register, please contact Rita Koebcke, Franciscan Hospice Care volunteer coordinator, at (219) 866-2075.
Franciscan Health Rensselaer is a member of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest with 14 growing hospitals, approximately 20,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Healthcare Excellence. Franciscan Health Rensselaer includes Franciscan Brook Health Center, Franciscan Health and Fitness Center, and Franciscan Wheatfield Health Center. For more information, please visit FranciscanHealth.org/Rensselaer.
Franciscan Health Rensselaer is accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, American College of Radiology, Life Safety Code/CMS, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the Indiana State Department of Health. Franciscan Health – Rensselaer is affiliated with Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Rural Hospital Association and American Hospital Association. For more information please visit FranciscanHealth.org/Rensselaer.
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