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What Does Hospice Offer?

From the time of diagnosis of a serious illness, through the rest of life, and during bereavement our Hospice services are here to support each person and their family. All of our volunteers receive excellent basic training, and many have advanced education related to end-of life care or grief. When a person receives a life-limiting diagnosis, our NavCare Volunteers can help you navigate through the multitude of questions and challenges you might encounter as your life becomes integrated with health care services. They can also provide information about what your journey with illness might be like, and each volunteer provides emotional support and an understanding and listening ear. As life comes to a close our Bedside Volunteers provide respite time for family, companionship for those who become house-bound, and a quiet and peaceful presence during the last days of life. We care for people in their homes, in hospital and in facility. If a person resides in a local care facility but has no family in the area, our Friendly Visitors can stop by regularly to play games, write letters, engage in conversation and share activities. Grief is common before and after a death occurs. Our trained Grief Support Volunteers can provide information for family members and friends about anticipatory grief, what normal grieving looks like, and resources to help with coping and moving through grief. Support can be provided in one-to-one sessions with a volunteer, in small grief support groups, or in the children’s grief groups. Dying and loss remain taboo subjects in society. The Greater Trail Hospice Society seeks to help our local communities to understand that dying is a natural part of our living experience. We offer education to help people prepare for end of life (for example, Advance Care Planning), we connect people with appropriate resources, and we offer opportunities for dialogue about living well when you have a life-limiting illness.
Our Mission: Through our presence, advocacy, education, and leadership we offer compassionate and practical support during life- limiting illness, end of life care, and grieving.
The Greater Trail Hospice Society
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The Greater Trail Hospice Society

What Does Hospice

Offer?

From the time of diagnosis of a serious illness, through the rest of life, and during bereavement our Hospice services are here to support each person and their family. All of our volunteers receive excellent basic training, and many have advanced education related to end-of life care or grief. When a person receives a life-limiting diagnosis, our NavCare Volunteers can help you navigate through the multitude of questions and challenges you might encounter as your life becomes integrated with health care services. They can also provide information about what your journey with illness might be like, and each volunteer provides emotional support and an understanding and listening ear. As life comes to a close our Bedside Volunteers provide respite time for family, companionship for those who become house- bound, and a quiet and peaceful presence during the last days of life. We care for people in their homes, in hospital and in facility. If a person resides in a local care facility but has no family in the area, our Friendly Visitors can stop by regularly to play games, write letters, engage in conversation and share activities. Grief is common before and after a death occurs. Our trained Grief Support Volunteers can provide information for family members and friends about anticipatory grief, what normal grieving looks like, and resources to help with coping and moving through grief. Support can be provided in one-to-one sessions with a volunteer, in small grief support groups, or in the children’s grief groups. Dying and loss remain taboo subjects in society. The Greater Trail Hospice Society seeks to help our local communities to understand that dying is a natural part of our living experience. We offer education to help people prepare for end of life (for example, Advance Care Planning), we connect people with appropriate resources, and we offer opportunities for dialogue about living well when you have a life-limiting illness.
Our Mission: Through our presence, advocacy, education, and leadership we offer compassionate and practical support during life- limiting illness, end of life care, and grieving.