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Volunteers needed to serve area hospice patients; Upcoming training session to be held locally

For release on August 30, 2012

Fishers, IN---Community Home Health, part of Community Health Network, is seeking volunteers to serve Madison County hospice patients. A five-session training sequence will be held September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4 and 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Central Wesleyan Fellowship Hall, 2209 Main St., Elwood.

Hospice patient contact volunteers must be 18 or older, and will provide comfort or companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers do not provide hands-on care, but may read, listen to stories, watch TV, or just spend meaningful time with patients and families. Volunteers generally commit to spending two to four hours weekly with the patient, depending on the need and request.

No experience is necessary, but the training classes are mandatory, and will provide education and support.

For more information or to register for the upcoming training, potential volunteers can contact Sherrill Miller, volunteer services manager, at 317-621-4785, toll-free, at 800-404-4852, or by email: sjmiller@eCommunity.com.

Hospice is appropriate when treatments are no longer effective in curing a patient’s disease and aims to provide relief from physical and emotional pain. Hospice affirms life and assists the patient and family with life-closure activities, spending remaining days in comfort and with dignity.

About Community Home Health
Community Home Health, a part of Community Health Network, offers personalized home health services such as home care, hospice, home infusion, respiratory and home medical equipment. Serving 19 counties in central Indiana, Community Home Health has been one of the top home health agencies in central Indiana for more than 55 years. From skilled nursing to occupational, physical and speech therapies; from intravenous therapies of antibiotics, hydration, chemotherapy and nutrition to hospice care; from oxygen, sleep disorder equipment, wheelchairs and beds to Lifeline personal response services; one call will give you access to your home health needs. Additional specialty areas include chronic disease care, wound care, cardiac care, behavioral care, pulmonary care, telehealth, perinatal and infant hospice, and maternal-child care. Community Home Health also offers self-pay senior care management services and home medical equipment and supplies at HomeHealthMedical.com. For more information about Community Home Health, call 800-404-4852, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Courtney Jones, Media Relations
Courtney Jones
Media Relations