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Become a CHP Volunteer!

 Volunteers are essential to nonprofit organizations like CHP, filling roles that range from direct contact with patients to providing clerical and fundraising support for the organization. They are especially important in hospice care.   Hospices that take part in Medicare are required to use volunteers along with paid clinical and administrative staff. Hospice volunteers…


Palliative Care: Comfort for People with Serious Illness

What is palliative care and is it the same as hospice? The definition of palliative [pal-ee-uh-tiv] care is “relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.” Palliative care sometimes referred to as “comfort care,” is a specialized approach to the treatment of patients with a serious or life-threatening illness.…


November is National Home Care and Hospice Month

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, which recognizes the compassion and dedication of home care and hospice workers. Every day, nurses, aides, therapists, social workers, clergy, and volunteers deliver the care necessary to keep the elderly, ill and disabled of all ages living independently as possible in their own homes.   Home health enables…