North Kingstown RI – Beacon Hospice, Inc. of North Kingstown RI recently announced the start of a new five-week Volunteer Training and Orientation Program. Orientation begins on March 15, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will be followed by volunteer training sessions on March 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Beacon Hospice North Kingstown Office located at Meadows Professional Office Park, Suite C104 1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown, RI 02852.
Beacon Hospice provides quality end-of-life care to local terminally-ill patients out of its office in North Kingstown and relies on volunteers to ensure the delivery of extraordinary care to these patients. Volunteers can provide much needed support to patients and their families in a number of ways including:
• visiting with patients on an ongoing basis,
• sitting vigils,
• knitting blankets/crocheting afghans,
• organizing craft projects, and,
• working in the Beacon Hospice office.
For more information, interested volunteers should contact Paul Gauthier, Volunteer Coordinator, at (401) 294-6204 ext 30.
Beacon Hospice is Medicare-certified, Rhode Island state licensed, and CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited for hospice services.
Beacon Hospice Inc., New England’s largest provider of end-of-life care services, was established in 1995 to serve the needs of terminally ill patients and was founded on the philosophy that all patients should receive the highest quality of care possible and be able to choose the manner in which they wish to live out their lives. Beacon Hospice cares for more than 1,200 patients in more than 500 communities and has 24offices across five states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island.