About Us

The goal of the Fidelis Hospice Vigil Program is to ensure that no one dies alone. Many individuals and their families fear being alone as death nears. Fidelis strives to provide them with companionship and support. Our staff and Volunteers consider it an honor and privilege to participate in a vigil. They have been specially trained to sit vigil and to be present with an individual as they transition from life to death. The program is also designed to provide companionship for individuals during their last hours of life who would otherwise be without family or friends.

Our first effort when death is imminent is to encourage and support the family and to be present at time of death. By educating and preparing them for the physical symptoms and supporting them emotionally,we can empower them to comfort their loved one until death occurs.

  • “Our position with the individual and family is simple. I’m here for you. I will keep you company and make you as comfortable as possible as you start your journey.”

    - Sherry Martin, Vigil Volunteer

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