In 2014, over one and a half million Americans with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, were served by hospice. Although a relatively new concept, the word “hospice” dates back to medieval times when it referred to a place of shelter and rest for weary or ill travelers on a long journey. In that same spirit, we offer this conversation about hospice.
Joining Peter is Nancy Barcelo, a hospice volunteer for 25 years and just recently retired after a 20 year career as a coordinator of hospice volunteers for a local visiting nurse agency–training over that time some 1,000 volunteers.