Hospice of Santa Cruz Countyhttp://www.hospicesantacruz.org
Hospice of Santa Cruz County provides professional, compassionate care recognizing that individuals and families are the guiding force in their own end-of-life experience. Volunteer Visitors learn to provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families. Like a friendly neighbor, Volunteer Visitors help take care of practical tasks or simply extend a hand to hold. Volunteers may run errands, help prepare a meal, read to a patient, offer light massage or just share some quiet time. Their presence can make it possible for a caregiver to take a needed break for a few hours.