Caring for someone at home can be an overwhelming experience. Self care for caregivers is an important part of ensuring the best care for your loved one. Respite services can provide you with a time for regular chores, errands, or self care while providing the assurance that your loved one has knowledgeable and trained support available.
Your loved one can be matched one-on-one with a highly trained volunteer, allowing you a period of rest. All Hospice Volunteers submit to a rigorous screening process and receive 33-hours of professional training before they can be matched with a client. Hospice Volunteers are an integral and valued member of your health care team.
For individuals and families affected by a life-threatening illness.
For friends and relatives to meet and talk with others about supporting someone with a life threatening illness.
An interactive workshop for individuals and families who need help explaining a life threatening illness of a parent or family member to a child.
We arrange for trained volunteers to sit and be a compassionate presence for patients in their final 24-48 hours of life to provide their family with a period of rest.
Volunteer hairstylists provide a wash, cut and style for clients and their caregivers in the privacy of our hair salon at the Hospice Family Centre – call for an appointment.