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Ninety Local Churches Partnering With Hospice

Ninety local churches have now partnered with Hospice of Chesterfield County through the agency’s Watchman Program. This special church-hospice partnership program was implemented to help ensure that people receive quality end-of-life care sooner in their diagnosis regardless of where they live, their diagnosis, age or economic status.The goal of Hospice of Chesterfield County’s Watchman Program is to identify and train a representative in every congregation in Chesterfield County who will serve as the Hospice Watchman Representative in that congregation. This hospice trained representative will serve as a liaison between Hospice and the church, conveying the needs of the church family to Hospice as soon as those needs arise. Representatives will also recruit other volunteers from the congregation to ensure that...

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Who is Eligible?

Hospice of Chesterfield County offers home-based hospice care for residents of Chesterfield and Marlboro counties (including assisted living centers, nursing homes and hospitals). If the patient is not a resident of one of these two counties, Hospice of Chesterfield County also welcomes patients whose primary caregivers are residents of Chesterfield or Marlboro County.  Care is available to people of all ages who have a limited life expectancy of six months or less (as determined by their physicians when the disease progresses as expected).Hospice emphasizes palliative care (pain relief & symptom control) rather than curative treatment, choosing quality rather than quantity of life.  The patient and family must want services provided by Hospice of Chesterfield County and have a commitment to...

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About Us

About Us What is Hospice? Hospice is a comprehensive program of quality end-of-life care and supportive services designed to help terminally ill persons live as comfortably and as fully as possible during the last stage of their lives.  At Hospice of Chesterfield County, we offer maximum comfort and care which includes managing pain and symptoms to emphasize quality of life as well as help the patient and family prepare for and adjust to the inevitable final stage of life. Our caring staff offers medical, emotional, and spiritual support to the patient and their family through an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and volunteers. Hospice of Chesterfield County believes that caring for the patient can be done in...

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Ways to Help Hospice

Ways to Help Hospice Volunteers Volunteers helped establish the Hospice movement in Chesterfield County and will always provide essential skill and energy to fuel our continued growth. Hospice of Chesterfield County is dedicated to insuring that volunteers will remain at the center of Hospice care.  Hospice is fortunate to have a large number of volunteers involved in a variety of services. The patient/family volunteer becomes involved with the daily lives of the family. These volunteers may sit with a patient, teach a skill, visit often with the patient and family, run errands and offer support. Bereavement volunteers work with the surviving members of the family. Bereavement services are offered to patient's families for up to one year after the death...

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