"We just found it has grown by leaps and bounds, just how much our patients enjoy it, as well as the volunteers," said volunteer coordinator Kris Hegler.
"It's just been really positive all the way around.
"(Currently, we have) the pets, the music, aromatherapy and the 11th Hour vigils (and recording memories)," Hegler
It's just the simple act of caring that means the most to our patients and their families," Hegler
"Being able to sit with someone and hear their stories is a gift."Those who would like to volunteer, classes are required with Sangre de Cristo Hospice, which cover a variety of topics, such as hospice care, hospice philosophy, communication, listening skills, attitudes toward death, family dynamics and more.
For more information about the program or to register, call Hegler