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Hospice Sabbath Planned for Nov 4-6

As you attend your place of worship the weekend of November 4 - 6, 2016 you may see a single white carnation displayed in a prominent location.  Hospice of Chesterfield County has chosen the white carnation as a symbol for the observance of Hospice Sabbath, a time when Hospice acknowledges its special relationship with the religious community.  Churches are being asked to participate by displaying a white carnation in memory of all who have received Hospice services. These individuals were significant to their families and to our community.  They were our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, and our loved ones.  As they journeyed through the last stages of illness, friends from the church were there to give them love and...

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What Services Does Hospice of Chesterfield County Provide?

Hospice of Chesterfield County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for terminally ill patients and their families.  Hospice allows the patient to remain at home or in other settings, such as assisted living and long-term care facilities, or even the hospital. In addition, Hospice of Chesterfield County offers hospice aides, medical social workers, trained volunteers, and bereavement counseling.Hospice aides offer companionship and assist with bathing, personal care, light household duties, and brief periods of respite care.  Aides visit up to seven days a week, depending on the patient and the family’s needs.  Medical social workers help identify and resolve problems, coordinate resources, and provide counseling.  Our trained volunteers provide emotional support and companionship, run...

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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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