Drivers, massage therapists, hairstylists, others needed 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, a ride to a doctor’s appointment, and music or pet therapy are greatly appreciated by 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.
Volunteers provide 2-4 hours a week and can provide a range of services. To volunteer, print and fill out the application at www.chomp.org/volunteer
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 doctors, nurses, home health aides, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers. For more information about hospice services, please call 622-2746.
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.