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What is a Palliative Approach?

A Palliative Approach is offered by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who seek to journey with those who have a life-limiting illness. Compassionate care, assistance connecting with supportive resources, symptom management, Advance Care planning, family support and preparation for end-of-life are some of the many services offered. The goal of all care is to help the person live as independently as possible, with the best quality of life, for as long as possible.

Volunteer Companioning Programs

All of our Volunteer programs are free. Hospice Staff and Volunteers companion clients wherever they are needed, in their home, hospital, extended care or residential facilities. All of our Volunteers, no matter the role they are in, are able to: Listen without judgment, providing an opportunity to talk about “what matters”, life’s journey, or to reminisce. Offer practical assistance. e.g. reading, writing letters, etc. Offer companionship and provide helpful information related to end-of-life care, dying, and bereavement. Act as an advocate to ensure client’s needs are met. Sit vigil at the bedside of a loved one at the end of life. Offer respite for family caregivers.

NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

The Greater Trail Hospice Society provides this special program to journey with those who have been diagnosed with life-limiting chronic illness, helping the person and their family to navigate through changes and challenges, connect with resources, learn about their conditions, and anticipate future needs. The Volunteers who are a part of this program have undergone additional training and are committed to providing confidential compassionate care through active listening, assisting with navigating the system, and providing resource materials and information. Read more about UBC’s research project here: http://pesut-lab.sites.olt.ubc.ca/projects-2/ncare/

BEDSIDE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Greater Trail Hospice Society believes that no one should die alone and we are dedicated to upholding that standard, providing Volunteers to sit with clients around the clock in the last hours of their life mor to provide the loved ones of the dying individual with some respite, knowing that we are there if you cannot be. The Volunteers who are a part of this program have completed a 20-hour training program, have signed a confidentiality agreement, completed a criminal record check and an interview with the coordinator. Additionally, the Greater Trail Hospice Society provides ongoing education and support for all of its Volunteers.

FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM

The Greater Trail Hospice Society’s Friendly Visitor Program focuses on those who live in supportive residential facilities who may have few friends or family who would enjoy a weekly, or bi-weekly, visit from a friendly face. The Volunteers who are a part of this program have completed the same requirements as those who are part of our Bedside Vigil Program.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

An Advanced Care Plan enables you to clearly state your personal wishes about health and end of life care. These can be communicated to your family and health care provider. Let us help you create your document.
Let Us Help Let Us Help

OUR LIBRARY

The Greater Trail Hospice Society has many current books and DVD’s for loan on end of life care or grief for adults and children. Call or visit our hospice office 250-364-6204.
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Services

What is a Palliative Approach?

A Palliative Approach is offered by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who seek to journey with those who have a life-limiting illness. Compassionate care, assistance connecting with supportive resources, symptom management, Advance Care planning, family support and preparation for end-of- life are some of the many services offered. The goal of all care is to help the person live as independently as possible, with the best quality of life, for as long as possible.
The Greater Trail Hospice Society

Volunteer Companioning Programs

All of our Volunteer programs are free. Hospice Staff and Volunteers companion clients wherever they are needed, in their home, hospital, extended care or residential facilities. All of our Volunteers, no matter the role they are in, are able to: Listen without judgment, providing an opportunity to talk about “what matters”, life’s journey, or to reminisce. Offer practical assistance. e.g. reading, writing letters, etc. Offer companionship and provide helpful information related to end-of-life care, dying, and bereavement. Act as an advocate to ensure client’s needs are met. Sit vigil at the bedside of a loved one at the end of life. Offer respite for family caregivers.

NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

The Greater Trail Hospice Society provides this special program to journey with those who have been diagnosed with life-limiting chronic illness, helping the person and their family to navigate through changes and challenges, connect with resources, learn about their conditions, and anticipate future needs. The Volunteers who are a part of this program have undergone additional training and are committed to providing confidential compassionate care through active listening, assisting with navigating the system, and providing resource materials and information. Read more about UBC’s research project here: http://pesut- lab.sites.olt.ubc.ca/projects-2/ncare/

BEDSIDE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Greater Trail Hospice Society believes that no one should die alone and we are dedicated to upholding that standard, providing Volunteers to sit with clients around the clock in the last hours of their life mor to provide the loved ones of the dying individual with some respite, knowing that we are there if you cannot be. The Volunteers who are a part of this program have completed a 20- hour training program, have signed a confidentiality agreement, completed a criminal record check and an interview with the coordinator. Additionally, the Greater Trail Hospice Society provides ongoing education and support for all of its Volunteers.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

An Advanced Care Plan enables you to clearly state your personal wishes about health and end of life care. These can be communicated to your family and health care provider. Let us help you create your document.
Let Us Help Let Us Help

OUR LIBRARY

The Greater Trail Hospice Society has many current books and DVD’s for loan on end of life care or grief for adults and children. Call or visit our hospice office 250-364-6204.