No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) is a program in which specially trained volunteers provide companionship and assistance to Veterans at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center who are entering the final stages of life. NVDA volunteers “fill in” and provide constant comfort bedside whenever family and friends are unable to be near their loved ones. NVDA helps ensure that no Veteran should have to face the challenge of death alone.
Responsibilities of NVDA volunteers include holding the Veteran’s hand, talking to the Veteran, providing additional support to family members, reading to the Veteran, playing music, and assisting in making the Veteran comfortable. If you are interested in signing up for this program, please contact Voluntary Service at x53467.
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