Caring for someone at the end of their life can be a privilege, a blessing and an honor. This is a selfless time, and caregiving is a gift that rewards both the caregiver and patient. These experiences, although difficult at times, can be meaningful in unexpected ways. The caregiving role may be something you’ve done most of your life or it may be a new experience. Regardless of your experience, caring for a loved one with an incurable illness brings responsibilities and demands that may seem overwhelming at times. Remember, you are not alone.

     Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice trains community volunteers to support our patients and their caregivers. Volunteers spend time with patients – talking, listening and offering emotional support – giving family caregivers time to attend to their own needs. There are many things a volunteer can do to help lighten the load and brighten the day. If you would like more information on what a Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice volunteer can do to help support you or a loved one please call our Volunteer Coordinator 810-984-4131.

     Our organization is embedded in the community and our volunteers serve in a wide variety of capacities. We have a spot for you! Whether you are looking to sit with a patient as a visitor or volunteer to help out with our annual 5K River Run, please contact our office, at 984-4131, to talk to the Volunteer Coordinator about the opportunities with Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice.

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