May 27, 2014

Faith Regional Hospice Volunteer Named Volunteer of the Year

Faith Regional Health Services Hospice volunteer, Holly Kolm of Norfolk, was selected as Hospice Volunteer of the Year at the Nebraska state Hospice/Palliative conference in Lincoln.

Kolm has been volunteering as a Faith Regional Hospice volunteer for over 15 years and in 2013, she volunteered over 189 hours.

“Holly is a very kind and caring individual who works very well with patients especially those with Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Tammy Timmerman, RN, Faith Regional Hospice Supervisor.  “She is willing to help several patients a week and even travels outside the Norfolk area to help those in need.”

When medical care cannot offer a cure, hospice provides care, comfort and support for persons with a life-limiting condition as well as their families. Faith Regional Hospice works to make individuals comfortable and relieve symptoms including pain, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living.

The goal of hospice is to improve quality of life by offering comfort and dignity. This service affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death.

Hospice volunteers can have an impact on the life of a terminally ill patient and their family. Volunteers can help by offering companionship or assisting with household errands, child care or pet care. Faith Regional offers a free volunteer training event each year to individuals interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer.

To learn more, call (402) 644-7453 or click here.

Above photo: Holly Kolm (center) receiving her award from representatives from the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association.

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