Did you know that 50% of nursing home residents do not receive visitors? This also includes our veterans. Beacon Hospice is proud to offer a veteran to veteran program for anyone who has served and is willing to have a veteran volunteer for companionship. Be the person that makes a difference to a neighbor and their family as they face end of life issues: become a Beacon Hospice volunteer, or veteran to veteran volunteer. This Free 21 hour, 7 week training will prepare you to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, our team of registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, chaplain and bereavement specialist will provide the informational tools you will need to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families. You will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at the end of life, including pain and symptom management, communication, family dynamics, grief, loss and spiritual care. Once you complete the course, you decide how you can serve the hospice community in a way that works for you. Hospice volunteer work is not about the patients demise, it is about their LIVING!