At A Step Forward, your loved one will be compassionately cared for by a skilled team of experienced and certified healthcare professionals, uniquely qualified to provide the following services:
- Free in-home consultation with a nurse.
- Effective pain control and symptom management to allow patients the comfort to live each day as fully as possible.
- Emotional, Social, and Spiritual support for patients and their families.
- Respite Care in skilled facilities for up to 5 days, and temporary inpatient care in contracted facilities for acute symptom management.
- Medical supplies, equipment and medications related to the terminal diagnosis.
- Continued bereavement support for family members.
- Nurses on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, for questions and emergent care.
- Treatment for potentially curable conditions such as pneumonia, bladder infections or wound care, if desired.
Hospice volunteers touch lives and make a difference! Come be a part of the A Step Forward Hospice Team! Our team works together to provide compassionate, high-quality care for hospice patients and their families.
Volunteers are a huge support to our patients and their families!
Volunteers can help by:
- providing patients companionship, support, and personal care
- giving emotional support
- preserving life stories
- playing music or singing
- visiting with a therapy do
- reading & conversing
- doing yard care or clean up
- assisting with light housekeeping or home maintenance
- writing letters
- providing specialized services by licensed professionals such as massage therapy, music therapy and pet therapy
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check including fingerprints. Volunteers will be provided with 12 hours of basic volunteer orientation and training, and on-going quarterly education experiences. Certificates of past hospice training courses will be accepted. We ask that volunteers provide service for a minimum of 4 to 8 hours per month for at least six months.
Please call or email today for more information!
Download the Volunteer pdf below then fill it out. Once filled out fill out the pdf below and attach it to the Volunteer Form.
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Douglas R. Smith was born and raised in the Mt. Olympus area. He is board certified in both Hospice and Palliative Care and Family Medicine. He is the father of six wild but loved kids and the husband of a wonderful wife.
David Fedor was born and Raised in Scranton PA, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Years of experience with Palliative Care and Hospice. I also work as an ICU physician in Utah. Married to a wonderful woman: Laurel Fedor who is a board certified internist and also ASF Home Health Director. I am an avid runner, skier, overall outdoors guy.
Susan Shreeve, RN has been a hospice quality assurance nurse and hospice case manager for over ten years. She has gained extraordinary experiences in working with hospice patients and their families. Her patients often express appreciation for the special touches she adds to their lives.
Wayne Griffiths is the Spiritual Care Counselor with special training in hospice. He has spent many years loving his patients. He hand crafts scrap books about a special experience in each patient’s life to give to them and their families.
Katie Lewis is a registered nurse. She has a husband, three step children, a dog and three cats. She is an avid patient advocate and cares very much about her patient’s and families. Always willing to go the extra mile to make sure their needs are met. “I couldn’t think of anything more rewarding than being a part of such a special time in people’s lives.
Whitney Nilson is the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. She played 4 years of collegiate volleyball and graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She loves working with people and strives to make their day better. She is planning on continuing her education in nursing school.
Melanie Lawrence is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2006. Melanie has worked in skilled nursing facilities and for home health and hospice companies. She truly enjoys getting to know the people she is able to work with, and enjoys helping her clients and their families. She is very excited to be working with the wonderful team at A Step Forward Home Health and Hospice.