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Terp Service Days with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Posted in CSL, Terp Corps with tags , , on October 26, 2010 by umdcsl

This past Sunday, as a part of Terp Service Days, a group of University of Maryland students worked with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care to help terminally ill patients and their families with household tasks. Students visited with the patient and helped the family with landscaping and other tasks.

“On behalf of VITAS and the wonderful families we serve, Thank You! Words cannot express my appreciation for all of the hard work you put in yesterday to spruce up the yards of two of our VITAS patients. It is part of VITAS’s mission to add quality of life to our patients in innovative ways. I think we accomplished that on Sunday.

While both families were very different, their needs were similar…I am hopeful that this experience gave you a small glimpse of hospice, the patients and families that we serve and how sacrificing just a bit of your time can go a long way.” –Denise Fraction, Volunteer Services Manager, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

About VITAS:
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading hospice provider, delivers comprehensive care for patients facing life-limiting illness. It is known for providing friendly, non-medical patient and family. VITAS recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrate volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs.