Questions you might have
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Questions about Services
Where does the client receive care?
A Hospice volunteer will come to your home, visit in a Care Facility or at the Hospital.
What happens after the Hospice Society is contacted?
The Coordinator will make a personal call and visit with the client. A trained Volunteer is then assigned to that client wherever they are located.
What about Bereavement?
Some volunteers take additional training and work with the bereaved for up to one year following the loss of their loved one.
Is there a Bereavement Support Group?
A 12 week support group for up to ten participants is available at least once a year. In addition there is a Walk and Talk service available each Spring for outdoor exercise and social interaction with others who are bereaved.
Will Hospice respect my privacy?
Each Volunteer has read, understood and signed a Confidentiality Agreement which is kept in their personal file.
Who Benefits from Hospice?
Those who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness and families and friends who support them.
Who do we contact?
The office is staffed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
What is Hospice?
Hospice provides comfort to individuals living with a terminal illness and support to their loved ones.
Hospices focus is on caring rather than curing. Hospice services extend through bereavement when families and friends require grief and loss support.
How do the Volunteers help the families?
Who are the Volunteers?
How do the Volunteers help?
Questions about Volunteering
All hospice volunteers participate in a training program and receive certification that is recognized throughout BC. Those with the additional Bereavement training help families following the loss of their loved ones.
Friends of Hospice receive an orientation to the current services provided, the Society’s Mission, and the Society’s Vision.
Hospice is a non-judgmental, compassionate, confidential and understanding service available to everyone who requests it.
We are here for you.
Referrals can be made by fax or phone at any time.
The office is staffed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
All of the services provided by the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society
are free of charge.
Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society Bylaws
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