Media Contact: Emily Dubyoski
EDubyoski@vnaohio.org / 216-931-1302
CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 27, 2018) – Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio celebrated its hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week with two special luncheons, recognition on social media, and by sharing their stories. In 2017, VNA of Ohio's 74 volunteers contributed over 2,800 service hours for families and patients in VNA's hospice and bereavement programs.
Services that volunteers provide range from respite care, providing companionship to a patient and offering caregivers a moment of relief, to administrative office work, helping to prepare mailings to bereaved families and making phone calls. Volunteers have also help by providing specialty services such as haircuts, music therapy, pet therapy, aromatherapy and others, One volunteer sews handmade gowns from fabric she finds or gets donated. Other volunteers offer legal assistance with estate planning and creating wills. VNA of Ohio also works with a volunteer from BeRemembered.com where she assists patients with writing their life story and preserving pictures and memories online. Read more about volunteer stories here.
For 116 years, VNA of Ohio’s volunteers have been the backbone of the organization. VNA of Ohio would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to all who devote their time and resources that better the lives of our patients and their families. For more information about volunteering, contact VNA today at 216-694-6266 and email@example.com to learn more about available opportunities.
About Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
With close to 350 healthcare and administrative professionals, VNA of Ohio serves thousands of individuals throughout Northeast, Northwest, Central, and Mid-Ohio. Since 1902, VNA of Ohio has offered the largest scope of home-based health services in the state, focusing on home healthcare and personal care private-duty services. Home healthcare services extend to include medical/surgical nursing care, behavioral health services, TeleHealth chronic disease management, and rehabilitation therapy services. More information at www.vnaohio.org.
VNA of Ohio joined New Jersey-based VNA Health Group in 2017 to advance high quality and innovative home-based care services. To obtain more information about VNA Health Group or to find a local service, please visit www.vnahg.org.