Published on February 08, 2011
Massage therapists, hairstylists, others sought as hospice volunteers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505
MONTEREY, Calif. — A haircut, a massage, a visit, or a ride to a doctor’s appointment is greatly appreciated and much needed by many people under hospice care. All those services are provided free by volunteers of Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast — and more volunteers are needed now.
Hairstylists and massage therapists are particularly needed, but volunteers are also needed to provide support, respite to caregivers, patient visits, and transportation, and to perform administrative duties, facilitate groups, and more. A training session for new volunteers begins March 15. Application deadline is Feb. 28. For more information, please contact Hospice Support Services at 649-7755.
Hospice of the Central Coast provides compassionate end-of-life care as well as a comprehensive healthcare program for people facing a life-threatening illness. Hospice care combines pain management and symptom management with emotional support from a specialized healthcare team including physicians, nurses, home health aides, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers. For more information about hospice services, please call 649-7750.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org.