February 6, 2020
Jacksonville, FL (Feb. 4, 2020) – Anja, Chloe’, and Molly are in the “interview” phase for becoming Community Hospice & Palliative Therapy Pets. After the three dogs become registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, the compassionate canines will visit patients at Community Hospice inpatient centers as well as the homes of the patients.
Studies have shown that therapy animals help lower a patient’s blood pressure and decrease stress. “It’s absolutely heart-lifting to see how these amazing dogs and cats bring comfort and smiles to our patients and their families.” Said Betsy Miller, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Community Hospice & Palliative Care.
If you feel your pet has what it takes to be in the Pet Therapy Program and would like more information, contact Betsy Miller @ EMiller1@communityhospice.com or visit Volunteer.CommunityHospice.com
About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 40-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 200,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida. Through the support of more than 900 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com.