On Thursday night, Cayman Hospice Care opened its doors for people who want to volunteer in hospice.
More than a dozen people showed up to a presentation and question and answer period, to discuss the different ways volunteers can get involved and the outcomes of their actions.
The Clinical Manager also explained the difference between hospice care in America and in Cayman.
For example, if you are diagnosed with some forms of cancer in the United States, the healthcare system will only pay for treatment, not hospice care.
“We’re in Cayman and our services are free of charge, we’re able to offer paliative and hospice care to our patients despite wether they are having agressive treatment or if they are in the end when there are no more treatment options, which makes a huge difference and peoples quality of life as they are living with that illness that they are doing their best to fight,” said Clinic Manager, Felicia McLean from the Cayman Hospice Care.
To learn more about getting involved with the Cayman Islands Hospice care, click here.