PEER SUPPORT

Monday, June 7, 2021

Below are volunteers that are happy to help others and can be contacted for support. Areas of support include:
  • Post training resources
  • Help with first visit
  • Check in calls and debriefing for advice and assistance with unusual or complex situations

Norman Carlson: ndcarlson@msn.com | (541) 754-9945
Norman has done respite care with patients in a variety of situations and with a wide range of needs. One area he has developed experience over the years is in serving patients who no longer communicate verbally, or rarely do so, or who’s speech is not coherent. As a result he has developed skills in communicating and being deeply present with patients via silence and gentle touch. Also, from a field called Coma Communication he learned some skills and techniques for communicating with people in altered states of consciousness like coma and dementia. Another area of focus for him has been working with Elizabeth, our Hospice physical therapist, in assisting patients with range of motion exercises and, sometimes, strengthening exercises. If you are interested in this service, Elizabeth would train you and monitor your work. Also, I have a lot of experience in this area and would gladly talk with you to offer support and suggestions

Greg Hayes: gjhayes9@comcast.net | 541-230-1162 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Greg has 10 years of experience as a hospice and Transitions volunteer (5 years with Lumina), serving a wide vareity of clients and patients. Areas of experience include patient support, caregiver support, respite care, end-of-life vigils, and assisting at outreach events. Greg is also an accredited Pet Therapy volunteer and has much experience taking visiting patients with dog Molly.
Greg is wide open to any requests for assistance, such as: answering questions about aspects of interaction with clients and their caregivers, accompanying volunteers to visits with clients (first time visits or other)

Joan Hayes: hayes6158@comcast.net | 541-230-1162 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Joan has many years of hospice experience with a variety of patients, settings and interventions including pet therapy. She especially enjoys reaching out to patient families. She is willing to discuss situations by telephone, face-to-face, or make an accompanied patient visit.

Curt Seeliger: seeligerc@gmail.com | 541-286-8972

Curt’ has been a volunteer with us since 2007, and has helped with respite, Transitions, vigils, bereavement support and range of motion exercises. He’s happy to listen and reflect, but can help troubleshoot situations too if asked.