Love to make a joyful noise? How about singing old hymns with a hospice patient who has dementia? Many dementia patients respond to music that they heard in their early years, and many spent those early years singing hymns in church. Here's where you come in. You sit with the patient and sing standards like "Amazing Grace" or "Jesus Loves Me" and see what happens next. A patient who may be mostly nonverbal might mouth the words or even sing along with you. It's quite a moving experience, and it makes a positive difference in their lives -- and in yours.
Brookdale Hospice volunteers receive special training to provide support to hospice patients and their families at end of life.
Serious inquiries only: must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and two-step TB test.... and make a joyful noise. Possess a current driver's license and proof of insurance if you drive to the patient facility.