What Is Hospice?

The Connecticut Hospice was the first established hospice in America and inaugurated hospice care in 1974. Since then it has remained as the leader of the growing hospice movement throughout the nation. CT Hospice addresses the physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of patients with advanced irreversible illnesses. While control of physical symptoms is the primary concern of caregivers, it is not the only priority - patients with irreversible illnesses also suffer from an array of emotional and spiritual problems. Given the wide range of needs for patients, Hospice ensures that patients attain optimum end-of-life care by employing a holistic approach to clinical care. 

For more information, visit the Hospice site at http://www.hospice.com

Commitment

The time commitment is a three-hour weekly shift with up to one hour of travel time. Slots are determined at the beginning of each semester based on the number of available shift leaders. Car transportation to and from Hospice is provided by Dwight Hall.