Lincoln Hospice’s Volunteer Coordinator, April Otinger proudly accepted Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman’s application to become a volunteer with Lincoln Hospice last week. The hospice agency is looking to expand its group of volunteers to serve the community and their patients. By increasing the volunteer pool, Lincoln Hospice is better equipped to meet the needs of their patients and their families by utilizing the talents of their volunteers.
Volunteers play a vital role in Hospice care, in fact, the federal government requires all Medicare-approved hospices utilize volunteer services. As a member of the hospice care team, volunteers can provide a wide variety of services for our hospice patients and families including companionship, sitting services, assisting with errands, transportation, light housekeeping, and meal preparation.
For the volunteers who wish help but feel their services would be better utilized by providing non-patient care, they can assist with clerical office duties. Volunteers can also donate their time to assist families in minor home repairs and maintenance as well as preparing a home for medical equipment like adding handicapped-accessible ramps.
If you are looking for a way to impact the lives of families in your community or if you would like additional information on Hospice volunteering, call 931-433-8088.
(Pictured Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman and Lincoln Hospice Volunteer Coordinator April Otinger)