Community Palliative Care
I feel honoured the client and family include me at their most vulnerable time.
– Mary, in-home palliative volunteer
Hospice palliative care focuses on the dignity and comfort of the dying person rather than on the aspect of incurable disease.
Volunteer visitors can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals. They pass screening and confidentiality requirements and receive detailed training to national standards of care. They are supportive, open and non-judgmental listeners.
Our coordinator will visit and match you with a volunteer with shared interests. The volunteer will visit in your home, and provide social, emotional and practical support, such as:
offer a compassionate listening ear
share in meaningful activities
During weekly visits, this support may include drives to appointments or for an outing, reading, baking favorite foods, listening, talking, playing cards, music, and quiet support as death nears.
From the first meeting with HGM, the comfort was there. The people there are very kind and giving and they were my life line during Jerry’s illness. Our volunteer was incredible, the match could not have been better.
– Fiona, wife