Programs & Services
Update since the COVID-19 Pandemic
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, your loved one, a social worker, nurse or doctor can call us or go online to complete a referral form. 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. In the meantime, you can find many resources on our website.
The Campbell River Hospice Society prides itself on the Quality of Care we provide our community. If you have received our services we appreciate your input. Please complete our short Hospice Care Survey.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
There are some changes to the Family Caregivers meetings.
Starting Friday, May 14 the Caregivers Group will be meeting in person in the Hospice Serenity Garden starting May 14 at 10 am 440 Evergreen Road. All COVID health precautions will be followed. This meeting will convene on the second Friday of every month at 10 am. Everyone is asked to wear a mask, bring their own beverage and come to the backyard of the Hospice Society through the opened gate. There will be no access to the building. If the weather is bad it will be cancelled.
The Evening Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Grief Support Group
Our Grief Support Group is facilitated by a trained volunteer who is dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate, supportive and confidential space. Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome. Drop-in. No registration required. No cost
* Outside in our Backyard - Serenity
* Masks and social distancing
* Enter through the side gate
* Dress for the weather
* If weather is bad it will be cancelled
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found an innovative way to support you without the ability to be by your side. Thanks to the support of the Campbell River Community Foundation, the Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada, we have received the funding to provide you with this special Comfort Care Package. This gift includes a book to help patients live their final days well, filled with peace, comfort and the ability to say good-bye. Also enclosed are activities to keep the mind calm and reduce anxiety, as well as resources and important information for their caregivers and grieving family. To receive a Comfort Care Package at no cost please complete the link below or call the Campbell River Hospice Society.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found an innovative way to support the young children in our community that are affected by grief. Again, thanks to the support of the Campbell River Community Foundation, the Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada, we have received the funding to provide your family with this special gift. Included are two world-renowned children's books that can help a child understand death and dying the grief process, how they're feeling about their loss. Also enclosed are activities to help the child and parents work out their feelings together and have open and honest conversations about the death of their loved one. To receive a Comfort Care Package at no cost please complete the below link or call the Campbell River Hospice Society.
Our Compassionate Care Volunteers are trained in Hospice Care to provide one-to-one support to those facing end-of-life, grieving and caregiving. These volunteers will come to your home, long-term care facility, the Hospice Center or other locations in the community that are convenient for you. This type of support can include listening & support, helping with errands, sharing stories, playing games, reading, family respite and vigil support.
Professional Clinical Counselling is offered to those who are facing end-of-life or grieving the loss of a loved one. This service is only available if you do not have other employment benefits for counselling. Grief counselling facilitates the process of grief and builds coping skills to cope through your grieving journey for individuals, families and children ages 4+
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 your health, helping you relax during your grieving journey. Our Reflexologists are professional, certified volunteers who understand the pain and suffering associated with death and dying. SORRY NOT AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing in the body and heart. 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. Our Reiki Masters are certified Volunteers who care for you and your wellbeing during this difficult time.
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