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Brattleboro Area Hospice

Who We Are

Brattleboro Area Hospice addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of dying neighbors and their families.

Description:
Brattleboro Area Hospice addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of dying neighbors and their families. We provide non-medical assistance to the terminally ill and their loved ones, bereavement services to Hospice families as well as the general public, and we serve as a community resource on the issues of death, dying and grieving.

We are an independent, community-based, non-profit volunteer hospice organization that provides grassroots, volunteer-staffed programs to supplement and provide alternatives to the professional services utilized by dying and grieving community members.

All of our services are free of charge to anyone living in Southeastern Vermont or bordering New Hampshire towns. Referrals to any of our programs can be made by a physician, home health care provider, nursing home, or family members.

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Brattleboro Area Hospice
191 Canal Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
info@brattleborohospice.org
802-257-0775

 

Contact person: Andrea Livermore, 802-257-0775, (email)

Address:

 191 Canal Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)


Web Site: http://www.brattleborohospice.org

What We Do

History:
Hospice care volunteers are an essential part of the hospice philosophy of care which recognizes that dying is not just a medical event but a personal one as well. These volunteers are important members of an interdisciplinary team working to “de-institutionalize” the dying experience and provide a more humane system of care for the dying and their families.

Volunteers in hospice care find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives. Many of these volunteers were introduced to hospice through the death of a family member and understand firsthand the value of hospice care. Volunteers consistently report that helping the terminally ill through hospice is not about dying but about living.

To ensure that they are equipped for the challenge of working with the dying, our hospice care volunteers are given consistent supervision from staff and are prepared through comprehensive thirty-three hour training, as well as participation in ongoing education forums that explore the volunteer experience. We require that all volunteers who work directly with clients submit to a routine background check.