Hospice palliative care in your home
Visiting volunteer program
Hospice Georgian Triangle offers a visiting volunteer program to allow your caregiver time to go out of your home and have private time for appointments, meeting with friends, or time alone. While your caregiver is out, the trained volunteer spends time with you and may help write letters, record your history or story (legacy projects) and work on a life review which could be a scrapbook of important life moments, making you feel valued and giving you the ability to share the wisdom gained over your lifetime. Typically this is a bi-weekly visit with the same volunteer lasting approximately one to three hours.
One-on-one caregiver support
Hospice Georgian Triangle offers one-on-one support in your home, by phone/virtual, or in-person at Hospice Georgian Triangle. This is emotional support to help your caregiver avoid feeling compassion fatigue through counselling. Typically these are planned meetings bi-weekly, however, depending on the need of your caregiver, may be more often.
If you as a caregiver feel you are in a crisis, you should call (705) 728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333. Crisis Services offers 24-hour telephone support from a team of mental health and addiction professionals managed by Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County.
Caregiver support group
Also offered by Hospice Georgian Triangle is a caregiver support group that is facilitated by staff and allows peers to share experiences and coping strategies.
Palliative support for patients
Hospice Georgian Triangle offers group support for individual’s diagnosed with a life limiting illness. This group focuses on living in the moment, sharing experiences, and adapting to changes as they come. These peer support group meetings are facilitated by trained staff.
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