Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies. No one is ever denied hospice services due to an inability to pay.
As a Hospice of Wichita Falls volunteer, you can make a difference by offering your friendship and support to individuals near the end of their lives. Being a volunteer can challenge your spirit, fill your heart and enrich your own life. Hospice volunteers are men and women who have a sincere desire to help others.
We have many opportunities for volunteering here at Hospice of Wichita Falls based on your areas of interest, schedule, and special gifts. You may choose to have direct patient contact and visit those individuals at their place of residence or spend some time in our inpatient care facility. You could choose to help with some of our administrative duties or in our bereavement program. We have several special events throughout the year also for your consideration. We have volunteer opportunities to suit everyone who would like to be a part of our program.
We offer several volunteer training sessions during the year in the afternoon and the evening. During training, we educate you on the hospice philosophy and the history of Hospice of Wichita Falls. We have speakers participate in our training from various disciplines within our organization to familiarize you with our team approach in caring for the patients. Through training, our volunteers learn how to give the gift of their hearts in providing emotional support, companionship and respite care to our patients and their families.
We would like to encourage you to wait one year after a significant loss before becoming a volunteer. We invite those who might be interested in volunteering with Hospice of Wichita Falls to call one our Volunteer Coordinators and discuss their talents and interests with us so we can make your volunteer experiences as rewarding for you as it is for us.
We are always in need of additional volunteers in all areas here at Hospice of Wichita Falls. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact a Volunteer Coordinator at 940.691.0982 and we would welcome your inquiries.
2019 Fall Volunteer Training Dates
September 26th – October 24th
Each Thursday from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All training sessions will be held at Hospice of Wichita Falls
Online Training is also available
Please call (940) 691-0982 for more information
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will this cost?
How do I know when its time for hospice care?
Hospice care is available for those with a life-limiting illness. Hospice focuses on care and comfort (palliative care) rather than curative treatment. Early admission into hospice allows more time for the hospice team to fully understand the needs of the patient and family.
How can I get more information or talk to someone about my specific needs?
You can call (940) 691-0982, simply stop by our office during regular business hours, or send us a message through the Contact Us page.
How can Hospice of Wichita Falls help my family and me?
Regardless of whether you reside in a nursing facility, assisted living facility, or your private home, we will provide you and your family with physical, emotional, and spiritual support. While on our services we cover the costs of your medications, medical equipment, and supplies related to your life-limiting disease.