Steward Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care
275 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Steward Hospice and Palliative Care provides a volunteer training program, designed for adults age 18+, who are interested in providing companionship and support to patients and families in Greater Fall River.
This monthly two-part program offers the participants training in the hospice philosophy of hospice care, as well as a comprehensive overview of services offered by the hospice. It also includes the physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life. A special emphasis is placed on effective communication and listening skills.
Volunteers with day, evening, or weekend availability, as well as Portuguese-speaking adults and veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, are welcome to apply. There is no charge.
To enroll, or get more information, call Penny Gosson, lead volunteer coordinator, 508-730-3449.