Visiting Hospice & Bereavement Services
Meet Sandy Whaley
Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator.
We offer a variety of programs to support you and your family.
Visiting Hospice Services
Our Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service offers emotional and practical support to clients living in North, Central and South Frontenac who are over the age of 18 and have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
Trained Hospice Volunteers make home visits and provide companionship, to assist with errands or to watch over as the client rests. The program allows caregivers the time to do what needs to be done at home or elsewhere while having the peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for. Hospice Volunteers do not replace but are meant to supplement support provided by family, friends and other professional care providers of the Palliative Care Team.
This program plays a vital role in Hospice Palliative Care, especially for those who are isolated in our community.
Our trained Hospice Volunteers provide client support at home while providing emotional support and respite to family and friend caregivers.
· Home Visiting/ Caregiver Respite
· Hospital/ Long-term Care Visiting
· Over-the-Phone Support
· One-on-One Grief and Bereavement Support
· Support Groups (see below)
Anyone can make a referral to these services—you, a family member, caregiver, friend or health care professional.
There is no cost to the client or their family.
Bereavement Services and Support Groups
After a loss, SFCSC provides emotional and psychosocial support to individuals and families who are anticipating a death or experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one or friend. Our bereavement support is offered, one-on-one, by trained volunteers.
Bereavement and other Support Groups are also held throughout the year where people can share their grief journey in a safe, confidential environment.