Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy are given only as comfort measures. No attempt is made to begin an exercise program that will benefit the patient in no way except to exhaust them. In some cases, brief periods of exercise or therapy have eased some discomfort such as backache or muscle spasms. Threapy is provided ONLY as a relief from discomfort. Volunteer: The hospice volunteer has been trained to respond to you in a way only a friend can. the volunteer GIVES YOU TIME to talk, to remember, to think, to act, to sleep. The volunteer will BE THERE WITH YOU and for you so that your primary caregiver can go to the store, the bank, the post office, the beauty shop/barber, pick the kids up from school, go to church or any place else knowing that you will not be alone. The volunteer WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. The volunteer will GIVE TO YOU and will GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY without ever expecting anything in return.