COLLIN COUNTY (Dec. 18, 2014) — VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) is offering new and convenient training options for those who would like to become volunteers with the oldest and most experienced Hospice Care provider in North Texas. New volunteers may choose to complete their training in a one-on-one setting, in a traditional classroom environment or as an online class to be completed as the volunteer’s schedule permits.

Volunteer training requires an 18-hour course, but with the new training options available, VNA has made the process as accommodating as possible for a prospective volunteer’s busy schedule.

Volunteering with VNA Hospice Care is a rewarding experience, but becoming a volunteer does require an investment of time to complete the 18-hour course. Before a new volunteer is ready to work with VNA Hospice Care, he or she must complete an 18-hour course covering subjects like confidentiality, HIPAA, patient rights, bereavement counseling and ethics.

As a nonprofit, VNA always welcomes the efforts of trained hospice volunteers. Founded in Dallas in 1934, VNA is celebrating its 25th year of service in Collin County and just opened a new office in McKinney. Throughout its history, VNA has been dedicated to providing health care to the needy of the community and now focuses its efforts on offering older adults assistance in living with dignity and independence in their homes.

 

About VNA

Established in 1934, VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older adults live with dignity and independence at home. VNA is the community's most trusted provider of quality healthcare services in the home and is the oldest, most experienced Hospice Care provider in Texas. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and Private Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt Counties. Visit vnatexas.org or call 1-800-CALL-VNA (225-5862) for more information.