Living Life Well Program
Living Life Well (Illness and Caregiver Support) provides a variety of services to educate and support individuals with a life-limiting illness and their caregivers, while enabling them to live at the end-of-life with dignity, self-determination and a sense of community.
- Day Hospice is a monthly support group for those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. The group provides peer support and companionship with volunteers and staff, education from guest speakers on topics such as pain and symptom management, nutrition, physiotherapy, health care system navigation, EMS services, and advance care planning. Recreational and therapeutic activities are provided such as music therapy, painting, legacy work, anticipatory grief support and a shared homemade meal. Caregivers can benefit as their loved ones attend a group as it provides an opportunity for respite
- Volunteer Visiting Program matches one of our trained and compassionate volunteers with an individual who has a life-limiting illness. They visit between one (1) to four (4) hours a week in the individual’s home, in the community or at the Residential Hospice. Companionship, support with practical tasks (light housekeeping, meal preparation), transportation and life review/legacy work are all components of the volunteer match.
- Caregiver Support Group offers monthly support and psychoeducation to those caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness. Topics may include health care system navigation, advance care planning, pain and symptom management, legacy work, stages of caregiving, anticipatory grief, and self-care. Guest speakers from the community are invited to share their expertise, including Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dieticians, Personal Support Workers and EMS.
Direct and on-going spiritual care and counselling is provided by a qualified professional specializing in end-of-life care and bereavement and is available for palliative patients and their caregivers from diagnosis through to bereavement. We provide a person-centered, compassionate, non-judgmental and culturally sensitive approach while collaborating with the patient or caregiver to address their unique spiritual, emotional and psychological needs, aimed at enhancing the quality of their life and care.
At this time, we have exceeded our capacity for the program and have had to temporarily put a hold on adding additional names of those 18+ to our counselling wait list. If you or someone you know is reaching out for support, our staff will assist in navigating where in the community you may be able to access one-to-one counselling services from our community partners.