Last updated 02/24/2017 2:12 PM
People & Places
St. Elizabeth Hospice, based in Lafayette, is in the process of scheduling training classes for new volunteers to work with hospice patients and their families. Volunteers are needed for the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White. Volunteers provide non-medical services to hospice patients and their families that may include a break for caregivers, patient companionship, listening and emotional support, basic bedside comfort measures or assisting with shopping, yard or household chores. The training program includes hospice philosophy, care of the dying, safety precautions, infection control, listening techniques, communication and family dynamics, spiritual care and assisting people through grieving. Training also includes attendance at a Franciscan Health staff orientation session and participation in a field experience with a member of the hospice team. For more information about hospice volunteer opportunities or to schedule an interview for a training class, call Elizabeth Berger, St. Elizabeth Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 765-423-6924.