The Compassus program serving New Orleans and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.
“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Pat Travasos, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – New Orleans. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.”
The mission of Compassus is to provide the highest quality and compassionate hospice care. By addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, Compassus enhances the quality of life of patients and their families. An integral part of the care team, volunteers are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.
Volunteers can give their talents and time in many ways. All participants receive specialty training on many aspects of hospice care, and can choose to dedicate as little as two hours a month to as much as six hours a week.
For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit compassus.com or call (504) 834-1655.
Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based post-acute care services primarily focused on hospice, palliative and home health care. The Nashville, Tennessee-based company was founded in 2006, but its roots in hospice reach back to 1979. Today, the company operates more than 96 hospice, palliative and home health programs with 151 locations in 31 states across the U.S. The mission of Compassus is to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing serious or terminal illness by supporting them with a common culture focused on three core values: Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. Compassus employs more than 4,500 colleagues who provide a range of home health, hospice and palliative services and other resources to benefit patients and families. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality post-acute care in every community in which we operate, and to be both the provider and employer of choice. For more information please visit compassus.com, follow the company on Facebook or call (877) 377-1607.