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Who can make a Hospice referral?
Hospice of the Piedmont accepts referrals from many sources including physicians, patients, families, social workers, clergy, discharge planners, and others. All referrals are evaluated for appropriateness and, prior to admission, a physician must certify that the patient has an anticipated life expectancy of six months or less. To make a referral, contact Hospice of the Piedmont anytime at 336.889-8446. If you are talking with your doctor about end-of-life care options, be sure to ask for Hospice of the Piedmont by name.
What role does the Hospice volunteer serve?

Hospice volunteers may provide different types of support to patients and their families including running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give caregivers a break, and lending emotional support and companionship. All patient/family volunteers receive a minimum of 20 hours of intensive training in understanding Hospice, confidentiality, working with families, listening skills, signs and symptoms of approaching death, loss and grief, and bereavement support. For information on volunteering at Hospice of the Piedmont, please see our Volunteer section.

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