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. 
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CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

There are some changes to the Family Caregivers meetings. 

 

Starting Friday, May 14 the Caregivers Group will be meeting in person at the Hospice care Centre at 10 am 440 Evergreen Road. All participants must have proof of vaccination. This meeting will convene on the second Friday of every month at 10 am.  Everyone is asked to wear a mask and bring their own beverage. This group is free and drop-ins are welcome. 

Find more on our ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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Hospice Community Visits

Our caring, compassionate volunteers are trained to support both the patient and the family to help with the fear, anxiety, stress, and confusion everyone experiences at end-of-life. Our volunteers are trained and supported by our professional clinical counselor and are available to provide visits in your home, hospital, long-term facility, etc.

 

To request this support you, your loved one, or your medical team can complete an online referral form. Or if you prefer simply call us at

250-286-1121.

Find more on our ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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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 is required. No cost

COVID Details: All participants must have proof of vaccination.
 

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Comfort Care Packages

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 goodbye. 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. 

Find more on our ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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Children's Grief Packages

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. 

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Compassionate Care Volunteers

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.

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Clinical Counselling

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+.

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Zenplay

Join an experienced Certified Zentangle Teacher and Hospice Volunteer twice a month (first and third Tuesdays) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on ZOOM to relax and “find your Zen” as you draw simple designs which combine to look quite elegant. Focus on drawing simple repetitive shapes may provide some “downtime” from all the other things going on in your world. This class is open to hospice clients at no cost. No personal sharing is expected.

You will need some paper and basic drawing tools: a pencil, a pen. Additional details about supplies will be sent to you when you register for this class.

To join us, please call Karen at Hospice at 250-286-1121. Join us once or occasionally- no commitment needed. Once you are registered, you will receive a reminder and Zoom link every two weeks for the upcoming class.

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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 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.

 

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Reiki Treatment

Reiki

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.

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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