GWEB Participates in Volunteer Training at Hospice Caring, Inc.

On Tuesday, June 8th, partner Jerry Gimmel and associate Leah Morabito attended the Hospice Caring Volunteer Training program at the Hospice Caring Cottage in Gaithersburg’s Bohrer Park.  Since 1989 Hospice Caring, Inc. has been providing free practical and emotional support to adults and children facing life-limiting illness and grief. The three-day training program for volunteers provides information about the many aspects of the dying process and the various non-medical ways to assist the dying through their end-of-life journey.  Jerry, a member of the Board of Directors since 1991 and a committed supporter of the program, gave the volunteers an overview of Health Care Powers of Attorney, Durable Financial Powers of Attorney, and Wills.  As Jerry explained, there may be times when hospice caregivers are asked questions concerning these legal documents by either the patient or their family.  Jerry gave the volunteers a clear, concise overview of the different documents which everyone, not just hospice patients, should have.  The volunteers left the session with the information necessary to understanding questions which may come up and the ability to steer the patient and their family in the right direction. The hope is that the patient will be able to find some peace in knowing that they have made their end of life wishes known, gotten some of their financial affairs in order, and can get back to the business of living their remaining life to the fullest.

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