End-of-life facility seeks volunteers

The Compassus program serving Milford and the surrounding area is seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.

"Every day, volunteers touch the lives of our patients and their families," said Denise Tarquino, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Bedford. "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 in the place of a patient’s choosing, whether it is his or her home, an assisted living facility or nursing home. 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 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.

Compassus is at 170 South River Road, Unit 2, Bedford. For more information, visit www.compassushealth
care.com or call 606-7974.