In-Home Support


Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County) In-Home volunteers offer respite care to relieve the primary care person. Volunteers also offer emotional and practical support, including:

  • Accompaniment to medical appointments
  • Adjustment to Illness
  • Advanced Medical Care Directives; POLST
  • Advocacy and empowerment
  • Anticipatory Grief support
  • Companionship
  • Complementary Therapy (Reiki)
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Errands
  • In-home evaluation and Referral
  • Life Review and Reminiscence
  • Light Housekeeping Tasks
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Therapy
  • Practical support for in-home animals
  • Spiritual Companions
  • Supportive Music
  • Transportation

Hospice SLO County volunteers provide a consistent supportive presence for the entire family. By utilizing a blend of professional and volunteer skills, the Hospice staff offers a comprehensive, integrated care program capable of giving specialized and sensitive volunteer support to clients and their families at no charge. This is made possible by:

  • A small paid staff that train and facilitate the services of 80-100 consistently active in-home volunteers. 
  • Working in cooperation with home health and medical hospice agencies and many other existing community service programs and facilities; and
  • The generous financial support of local individuals, organizations, and the business community.