What is Hospice
Hospice provides comfort to individuals during their dying time and support to their families during and following this difficult time. Hospice focuses on caring rather than curing
When requested, Vigil can be provided for those at their dying time wherever the client is. Four hour shifts 10:00 pm – 2:00 am and 2:00 am – 6:00 am (this would be usually offered during the last 72 hours). We hope this allows the family some respite and peace of mind that their loved one is not alone. It also can be to companion the family during their personal vigil.
Trained volunteers are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. These volunteers can stay with a client while their family goes for dinner or has a break. They are available to answer questions, offer Hospice information, advocate for the client and companion the family.
Client and Family Companion Visits
Our trained volunteers spend time with clients at home, in hospital, in extended care or in residential care. They are available to their clients for regular visits. They are not rushed and have time just to be with them or their families to support and listen to their concerns with a non-judgmental attitude.
A Hospice volunteer will companion you and your family during the end of your life journey. We are available to you from the time of diagnosis until the end. Their compassionate listening skills are a calming gift for you and your family during what is often a very stressful and confusing time.
Live & Learn Day Program
This is an offering of companionship, information and alternative modalities to enhance a person's life through their dying time. We provide a comfortable and safe environment for clients to live and learn. This program is held several times a year.
Music Care Program
We have Music Carts available for our clients to enjoy during times of pain and transition. We also have a team who can help you create a top ten list of your favorite songs to be burned to CD or USB stick for your continued pleasure and use.