How Do Hospice End of Life Services Work?
The Hospice of Homer Service Coordinator visits with prospective clients and their families to determine what their needs are and what Hospice can do to help. Services are provided by a team of trained volunteers who are caring individuals from the community specially trained by Hospice.
Who Can Get Help?
The non-medical, end of life services provided by Hospice of Homer are open to all community members living on the southern Kenai Peninsula who:
- Have a life-threatening or terminal illness.
- Have an attending physician.
- Have someone available to care for them as a primary caregiver.
What Types Of Services Are Provided?
The end of life services provided by Hospice of Homer are as varied as the individuals and families we serve. Services needed are defined by the family. If HOH cannot meet the determined needs, we make an appropriate referral.
Examples of services provided by Hospice of Homer End of Life volunteers include:
- Respite services for the family and caregivers
- Minor home maintenance
- Emotional support
- Empathetic Listening