For Immediate Release: January 19, 2017

AtlantiCare Hospice and Palliative Care
to hold Hospice Volunteer Training

AtlantiCare Hospice will hold a volunteer training Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its office in the Airport Commerce Center, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 210, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

The training is open to volunteers 18 years of age and older interested in providing patient/caregiver companionship, in Atlantic, Cape May and southern Ocean counties.

The training will cover:
• A comprehensive overview of hospice care and AtlantiCare Hospice services
• Volunteer roles and responsibilities
• Basic information about grief, loss, and stress
• Effective communication skills
• Physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life

“Hospice volunteers can visit patients who live near their homes or places of work,” said Maureen Hope, AtlantiCare Volunteer coordinator. “We ask that they commit to volunteering at least once a week.” 

The AtlantiCare Hospice team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual counselors and volunteers. The team works with patients and their families to provide care and support to those facing life-limiting illnesses. The team also provides grief support to surviving family and friends.

To register for the volunteer training, or for more information, call 609-407-2002.

For more information about AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org; call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Heather Costabile, (O) 609-653-0400 x112, heather.costabile@atlanticare.org 

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,500 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.