Caregivers and Families

At Hospice Northwest, we celebrate caregivers and the differences they make in the lives of others.

Providing care to a person who is ill can be both very rewarding and very difficult. Whether you are a hospice volunteer or a family member/friend providing support to a loved one, Hospice Northwest is dedicated to providing assistance to you as you care for others.

With this in mind, we have put together some resources that we hope will be helpful to you.

Caregivers’ Online Support Group: You as a caregiver are at the heart of the health care system. You don’t have to feel alone. Hospice Northwest is developing a new online support group which connects caregivers through sharing experiences and offers emotional and informative support. Topics for this pilot project will include:

  • Tips on how to navigate the health care system
  • Further education about specific conditions
  • Transitioning from home to long term care
  • Stress/anger relieving activities
  • Changes to the relationship
  • First hand experiences
  • Financial information
  • Self care

Please call Terri Kannegiesser at (807) 626-5570 ex. 5572 or e-mail if you would like more information about this group.

Caregivers' Blog

The blog offers an opportunity for you to share your stories, poems, images or quotes that describe your caregiving experience, while maintaining full confidentiality for those in your care.  You can send your submission for consideration to We will screen all submissions.

Caregivers' Resources

Here you will find a selection of useful online links to organizations that offer information and support for you as a caregiver.