A little background:
Caring Not Curing, hospice’s in-home visiting program, is at the heart of what hospice is all about. Supporting the terminally ill and family members at home through this challenging time has been the principal activity of hospice volunteers since the program’s beginning in 1987.
Who is this for:
Hospice’s in-home visiting support is available to all persons diagnosed with a terminal illness. Our volunteers endeavour to enhance life for the individual and their family, by providing whatever non-medical support the person requires. Often, this simply requires being a supportive companion and good listener for either the client or family member.
In-home visiting also provides the regular caregiver with the opportunity to run errands, visit other family members, have lunch with friends or simply to have a few quiet hours to themselves.
How to request help:
Once a request for support is received at hospice, the Volunteer Services Coordinator will contact the family or caregiver to better understand the client’s condition. They will followup this initial contact with a home visit to better understand if hospice care is appropriate for the individual and to determine the best possible volunteer for in-house visiting.
If you feel this type of hospice support may be right for you and your family, please contact 705.444.2555.
What makes this possible:
This service is supported by the North Simcoe-Muskoka Local Health Integrated Network and generous donations from the community.
Please understand that all requests must be considered on a priority basis