Henry Ford Hospice offers volunteer training

Henry Ford Hospice offers an eight-hour volunteer training program to men and women who are interested in helping provide support to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes and in nursing homes.

The training program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 at The University of Michigan Dearborn campus, 4901 Evergreen.

The training sessions offer instruction by professionals on many aspects of care for the terminally ill. Effective communication, bereavement, spiritual care, comfort care and pain management are a few of the topics presented.

Volunteers can help make a person’s final days more meaningful. Because people need extra love and care, hospice volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team. They help provide the support terminally ill patients and their families deserve.

For more information or to register for training, call the Henry Ford Hospice Volunteer Department at 586-276-9570.

Henry Ford provides at no cost, certified interpreters and other aids and services for the deaf and hard of hearing. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896, or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

Requests could take up to three days to be processed.