Hospice Palliative Care
Hospice Palliative Care…
- is active compassionate care offered to improve quality of life for individuals with life-threatening illness where cure is no longer felt to be possible. Support is also available for their families and friends.
- is a holistic care plan that addresses the physical, psychosocial, practical, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family during end-of-life care.
- provides symptom management and pain control· emphasizes comfort care that neither postpones nor hastens death
- utilizes a team approach involving the patient, family, friends, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice volunteers and staff
Volunteer Palliative Support Program
- Volunteers provide:
- one-to-one support to patients and their families in a variety of settings; at the patient’s home, in the Langley Hospice Residence, in hospital and care facilities.
- vigil support during the last 72 hours of one’s life.
- respite care for the caregiver.
- Volunteers are skilled listeners who are sensitive, compassionate and respectful of confidentiality and cultural backgrounds.
- Volunteers must successfully complete the 30-hour comprehensive Hospice Volunteer Training Program.
- Confidentiality agreements must be signed, RCMP record and references are checked.
For more information, please contact the
Palliative Program Coordinator at the
Langley Hospice Society at 604-530-1115