As Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice provider, we rely on the support and generosity of our community. Hospice of Acadiana Foundation provides for the unreimbursed care and support services of our terminal patients and their families – in whatever capacity that may be. When you donate to Hospice of Acadiana, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to offer quality end-of-life care and support.Donate Legacy Leaf
Through Hospice of Acadiana, our patients and families are able to take advantage of 200+ volunteers and the services they provide. Volunteers are able to choose from three categories depending on how they would like to volunteer. The categories include:
Direct Patient Care - Opportunities that deal directly with the patient in their home.
Indirect Patient Care - Allows you to provide care for a patient, but without direct patient contact.
Non-Patient Care Opportunities - Opportunities include no specific patient care, but instead, helping Hospice of Acadiana in general.
For more information on what you can do to help and how to get started, contact us today.
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This group can communicate in English as well as other languages such as French (any variation), Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, etc.
For caregivers who may need a break or for patients who simply want to play cards, be read to, or just have a visitor.
Various forms of massage therapy are provided to help relax, sooth, and relieve tension for the patient. *Proof of training, credentialing or licensure required
Volunteers sing for patients or at pinning ceremonies. Some volunteers play musical instruments for patients.
A 24-hour/7-days a week program providing companionship for those who have no family or caregiver at the end of life. This program speaks to the core of our mission in that every life is precious and a gift.
A national program that allows us to provide pet food and supplies, and volunteers who provide pet care, assistance and placement when, and as, needed.
Loving volunteers provide bedside prayers, rosaries, or Chaplets of Divine Mercy. This crew responds when patients are at the end of their journey and want heaven called down.
Providing spiritual companionship and guidance, these volunteers are trained to listen and provide solace and peace of spirit where possible.
We are proud to be a Level-5 Certified Partner in the National "We Honor Veterans" Program. Pinning ceremonies are provided to honor those who have selflessly served us and our country.Active Military Personnel, Veterans and Reservist are typically chosen first as veteran patients enjoy the camaraderie.
Handmade crochet blankets are made to provide warmth and comfort for our patients. *All yarn supplied
Volunteers deliver casseroles, flowers, supplies, etc. to patients in need.
We receive multiple shipments of fresh flowers from local stores. Volunteers arrange them into beautiful bouquets to be delivered to patients by employees and volunteers. * No previous experience needed, we'll teach you!
Nutritious, homemade meals available for patients and families both before and after a patient’s death.
Our volunteers have many talents, some of those include constructing wheel chair ramps, cutting grass, and general home maintenance.
Delicious homemade cookies provided by our caring volunteers to brighten any day.
Volunteers sew pillow cases used for Veteran ceremonies as well as hospital gowns and wheelchair bags from donated sheets. *Material and patterns provided
Volunteers perform possible task such as data entry, filing, document scanning, contacting other volunteers as needed and several other administrative type duties.
This is a once a year, 2-day, day camp held for children, ages 6-11, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Volunteers participate in the two day event in multiple different ways.
Volunteers participate in varying events in the community to spread our Mission and educate about hospice. An example of an event is "Visits with veterans".
This group of volunteers participates in the various events held by Hospice of Acadiana. (Gala, Bingo, Raffle Ticket Sales, etc.) Duties can include; organizing, preparation, set-up, event day duties, etc.
Volunteers assist in the Center for Loss and Transition located on the second floor at our main office. Duties can include supporting grieving families through phone calls, support mail outs, etc.
This crew prepares, addresses and mails flyers, yearly appeals, etc. as needed.