Caring For Someone Who Is Coping With A Life-Threatening Illness Can Be Hard.

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 family member. Respite services can provide you with a time for regular chores, errands, or self care while providing the assurance that your family member has knowledgeable and trained support available.

All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to our clients and their families. 

Respite Services

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 35-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.

Professional Counselling Services

For primary caregivers and family members affected by a life-threatening illness.

Friends And Relatives Support Group

For friends and relatives to meet and talk with others about supporting someone with a life threatening-illness.

Complementary Therapies

Massage, therapeutic touch, reflexology, and reiki are available to support relaxation and self care. Call for an appointment.

Vigil Support

We arrange for trained hospice volunteers to sit and be a compassionate presence for those in their final 24 – 48 hours of life to provide their family with a period of rest. 

Hair Salon Services

Volunteer hairstylists provide a wash, cut and style for clients and their caregivers in the privacy of our hair salon at the Gies Family Centre. Call for an appointment.

Learn More About Hospice Programs

Do you have questions about Hospice of Waterloo Region, our programs and services, or the hospice experience? Please contact us.  We’d be happy to speak with you.

Call Us Today At 519.743.4114

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