Hospice Community Forum

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Welcome to the Forum!! HVA, the world's leading association for hospice volunteers and hospice volunteer managers, offers this resource to the hospice community and the public-at-large as a public service. If you have a loved one that is seriously ill and is contemplating hospice care, we are here to help direct you and your family to such care and to answer any questions you might have. We also have many resources that can help you as well.

The Hospice Community Forum is open to all members of the hospice community and is sponsored by the Hospice Volunteer Association. Join us!!

Hospice Volunteer News -- Google Alerts

A hopeful lights shines in the dark

She spoke with hospice volunteer and board member James Vivenzio who had spent time with her father Burt Meredith before his death. Vivenzio told ...

Arbour family continues to provide 'shelter in the woods' for area residents

She has served in her position as director since 1998, and has also served as a hospice volunteer even longer. However, after being diagnosed with ...

Write a note to a loved one

Outreach volunteer Caron Hawrychuk and Hospice volunteer Kathy Bergman – both with the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society – were at the Pender ...

They're not camera shy

Caleb Hill as the green-man and Dylan Huff as the blue-man were part of the Rebel student section cheering on the girls basketball team as they ...



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Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living & Dying, produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, provides anyone in transition with a powerful experiential tool for being more compassionate, aware and appreciative. This unique 2-CD set contains spoken and written contributions by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ira Byock and other spiritual mentors and guides.

HVA Member Discount: 20%



HIPAA Compliant Hospice Volunteer Reporting -- Easy to Use & Very Secure

Will Increase Your Efficiency & Reduce Costs of Your Volunteer Program

For the last 9 years HVA's Patient Data Vault program has been revolutionizing the way volunteer programs are managed. Click here to read what Volunteer Coordinators and managers are saying about the program.  This exclusive member-only subscription service currently has over 3,000 active users, has successfully processed over 150,000 patient visit forms for our member hospices and currently manages over 20,000 patients for those hospices. You and your volunteers will enjoy the convenience of being able to communicate about, coordinate, report on and access information for their patient assignments via the Internet 24/7.

Participating hospices are finding many advantages to the PDV Service. This LOW COST service (monthly cost per volunteer is less than the cost of a cup of coffee at your local Starbucks) has numerous cost savings for our member hospices, eases management of their hospice volunteer program and improves the communication efficiency of complex coordination tasks while meeting the strict requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

They find this service extremely productive and an effective volunteer program management tool.  Try it for 30 days FREE!!

For further information about the PDV Service, contact HVA by e-mail or toll-free by telephone at (866) 489-4325.

Hospice in the News -- Google Alerts

<b>Hospice</b> and HomeCare of Reno County

Betty Dean, given by Marcia and Harvey Axtell, Diane and Joseph Bartell, Sheryl and Ted Cunningham, Neal Gobber, Viola Harrison, Carol Langel, ...

Loved ones remembered at Osage tree lighting

Barb Godfrey, Community Liaison for Hospice, then lit the Christmas tree and read off the names of 60-plus deceased loved ones who were being ...

Memorial Goose Hunt

A benefit for Hospice of Frederick County will take place Jan. 12-13. The Memorial Goose Hunt, started by Hospice board president Ricky Sandy in ...

Hong Kong <b>hospice</b> supporting people to die in their own homes

Yiu's return was made possible by the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, which runs a 24-hour support service out of its Jockey Club Home for ...

Hub <b>Hospice</b> Palliative Care visiting volunteers celebrate with a tea

Hub Hospice Palliative Care is a not-for-profit registered Canadian charity funded through donations and targeted fundraising initiatives. We are a ...

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