No One Dies Alone (NODA)

The No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program is available to all hospice patients who are actively dying. Volunteers provide a comforting presence in the last 24 to 48 hours of life to support the hospice patient and their family.

The period of active dying can sometimes be stressful for family members and caregivers. Our NODA volunteers offer respite care and support during this time, and we provide this service wherever a patient calls home.

NODA Volunteers provide compassionate care through:

  • Their quiet, reassuring presence
  • Emotional and non-denominational spiritual support for patients and their families
  • A gentle touch
  • Playing soft music
  • Reading to patients
  • Non-clinical services like mouth care and applying lotion to patients’ hands
  • Comforting family members after the death of their loved one

In addition to background and reference checks, all volunteers receive training in patient care, confidentiality, infection control and end-of-life awareness.

No One Dies Alone (NODA)

The No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program is available to all hospice patients who are actively dying. Volunteers provide a comforting presence in the last 24 to 48 hours of life to support the hospice patient and their family.

The period of active dying can sometimes be stressful for family members and caregivers. Our NODA volunteers offer respite care and support during this time, and we provide this service wherever a patient calls home.

NODA Volunteers provide compassionate care through:

  • Their quiet, reassuring presence
  • Emotional and non-denominational spiritual support for patients and their families
  • A gentle touch
  • Playing soft music
  • Reading to patients
  • Non-clinical services like mouth care and applying lotion to patients’ hands
  • Comforting family members after the death of their loved one

In addition to background and reference checks, all volunteers receive training in patient care, confidentiality, infection control and end-of-life awareness.

“Thank you for making the most difficult things easier…for the hugs when we were in need…your kindness, and for the strawberry sundaes. We thank you for sharing your gifts, and striving for excellence in the service of others.”

“The care given was excellent. The kindness and compassion given to our dad and family by the whole staff was outstanding and appreciated.”

“In all my contact with Hospice care, your people have shown more care and compassion to my husband and myself than I have ever experienced…”

“My mom received the best, most professional care we could possibly have hoped for. She was happy, pain free, and very well cared for.”

“Every time I have spoken with any one of your staff I always feel like I’m getting a big hug. Coming to Sharon S. Richardson was like having the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders.”

“The time while my mom was in your care, held some of the most traumatic yet incredible times of our family’s life. There are no words to describe the depth of our gratitude for your expertise, compassion, and guidance, whether medical or spiritual. The hospice and entire team never fell short of Kim’s promise. My mother was kept comfortable, at peace and passed with dignity. Our family will keep you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers forever. ”

“I don’t have words to describe it. My husband had become so weak but was still able to return the salute of the veteran volunteer. I know in my heart it meant everything to him. What an honor to send him off like that. He was a Marine until the very end.” 

, -Cindy Friedl, wife of the late John A. Friedl, United States Marine Corps

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Our team will help you learn more about determining your eligibility to receive hospice care and insurance coverage. To learn more, call 920-467-1800 or 1-866-467-2011.

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