Hospice Northwest is a hospice without walls. Our specially trained volunteers come to you, wherever you live, to provide emotional and spiritual support as you journey through illness or grief.
Support in Your Own Home
If you are grieving the loss of someone close to you, our volunteers can come to your home to offer compassionate listening and support.
If you are ill and are trying to remain in your own home for as long as possible, Hospice Northwest volunteers can assist you by coming to your home.
If you are a caregiver to someone who is ill, our volunteers can offer respite so that you can take a much needed break or tend to other responsibilities.
The volunteers’ role can include:
- Practical assistance, such as shopping
- Accompaniment to appointments
- Outings in the community
- Social interactions
- Compassionate listening
- Relief for caregivers
- Bedside support
While volunteers do not provide personal or home care, they do offer simple comfort measures, such as fluffing pillows, preparing light refreshments, assistance with feeding and grooming and help with positioning, as required. They also offer emotional, social and spiritual assistance in order to help you or your loved one live your lives as fully as possible.
Support in Hospital
If you or your family member is ill and has been admitted to a hospital, our volunteers can visit you there. If you are transferred from the hospital back home, or to long term care, the volunteer can continue to provide support through the move, offering the kind of continuity of care that is invaluable to enhancing your quality of life.
Support in Long Term Care
If you or your loved one live in a Long Term Care facility, and meet the requirements for support, Hospice Northwest volunteers can also visit you there. Our volunteers will visit in all long term care facilities within the district of Thunder Bay.