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Princeton HomeCare Services Hospice Offers Volunteer Training

Aug 7, 2009
 

Princeton, NJ - Princeton HomeCare Services Hospice Program is offering an eight-week volunteer training course in Princeton on Wednesdays, beginning September 9. The hospice program is seeking compassionate and caring people to visit hospice patients who have chosen to find peace and maintain their dignity by being cared for by their families and the hospice program team at home.

The training course is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Subsequent training sessions will be held on September 16, 23, and 30; and October 7, 14, 21, 28. Sessions will be held at Princeton HomeCare Service at 208 Bunn Drive in Princeton.

The hospice program serves patients in Mercer and parts of Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Volunteers can choose the geographic areas where they prefer to visit patients. We are currently looking for volunteers for all of the areas we serve.

To learn more about supporting hospice patients, their families or to register for the eight-week training course, please call Maureen Marchetta, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Princeton HomeCare Services, at 609.497.4959.  Pre-registration, application and interview are required.

Princeton HomeCare Services Hospice Program is dedicated to providing compassionate clinical care to patients with life-limiting illnesses while supporting their loved ones. The team uses a holistic approach to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of both patient and loved ones as they work through end-of-life issues, while supporting the hope of a full and meaningful life for as long as possible.

Princeton HomeCare Services, a unit of Princeton HealthCare System, provides comprehensive in-home nursing and rehabilitation, hospice care and support services. We offer temporary care for those recovering from surgery or short-term conditions, as well as extended care for individuals with chronic conditions or illnesses. Each year, our highly skilled nurses, allied health professionals and homemakers make nearly 90,000 visits to patients and clients throughout the Greater Central New Jersey region. . The system has 477 beds, over 2,800 employees, 45 residents and fellows from the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Residency Training programs, and an active medical staff of 906 physicians.