Programs & Services

The Campbell River Hospice staff and volunteers understand that grieving often begins with the first news of a life-threatening diagnosis and continues throughout the journey that follows. It is important that you and your family are able to talk openly about these experiences, reactions, and feelings.  We can help you through your experience by assisting you to deal with the more immediate tasks of living while grieving.

 

 

How to get started

You, a loved one or your doctor can call us to complete a referral or you can complete the online referral form below. Once we know more about you through the referral process, we will create a care plan that will meet your comfort level. During your journey with hospice care, our staff will continue to be involved and change your care plan as needed. 

Volunteer Companioning

The Volunteer Companions provide one-to-one support in people’s homes, long-term care facilities, the Hospice Center and other places in the community that are convenient for the client.  Volunteer Companioning includes: listening, sharing stories, playing games, reading, family respite and vigil support.

Art Therapy

Expressive arts therapy is the practice of using one's imagination, storytelling, dream work, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. 

Counselling

Counselling is offered to those in need of support but who do not have benefits to cover counselling services. Grief counselling facilitates the process of resolution in the natural reactions to loss. It is appropriate for reaction to losses that have overwhelmed a person's coping ability. 

Grief Support Group

We offer two grief support groups each month. Everyone is welcome. Afternoon drop-in is the second Friday of each month from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. The evening drop-in group is the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. 

    

Each group session will feature a different focus such as self-care, routine changes and navigating seasonal challenges. Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome and we strongly encourage repeat attendance.

Grief Walking Group

The Grief Walking Group meet every Monday morning at 10 am at the Frank James Park, Willow Point. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to come out and walk the Seawalk with us.

Lending Library and Relaxation Space

We have a large selection of books and DVDs that have been recommended by specialists in the field of grieving and end-of-life care. You can either check out a book or spend some time relaxing in our comfortable living room by the fire with a coffee or tea. It's a comfortable quiet space to get away and be alone or ask to spend some time with a supportive staff or volunteer. Just to talk.

Spiritual Care

We provide non-denominational spiritual care and comfort to our clients and their families. Irwin offers much experience, including a Bachelor of Religious Education and Bachelor of Church Music from Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. He has over 20 years of experience at Camp Homewood in various capacities, including camp and facilities management and leadership. 

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate. We provide regular workshops to help people start the planning process so it's not overwhelming and easy to understand. Our facilitator is a retired nurse who can provide a wealth of knowledge to help you through the planning process. learn more

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person's health, helping those who are grieving relax. 

Healing Touch Therapy

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care to support our innate ability to heal.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.

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You can complete an online referral for yourself, a loved one or client. Or if you prefer, you can call us to do a referral over the phone or in person.  250-286-1121

Last January my family had been in contact with hospice to help sort out care for my grandpa as he was growing weaker and sicker. Although our time with hospice was very short the impact from the caring workers was huge. The hospice volunteer walked into a room full of family all worried and bursting with questions and graciously answered every concern or thought we had. She showed my family and grandpa so much respect and care. We were so blown away by the professionalism and compassion shown to us. I could not begin to thank hospice enough for what they do. They join families at a time of such sadness and graciously help guide them to the care that is needed. Thank you for all you do.

 

Ricci Miller and family