Hospice expanding services in Prince George


Wood Wheaton has provided Prince George Hospice with the use of this car. Photo submitted
Wood Wheaton has provided Prince George Hospice with the use of this car. Photo submitted

The Prince George Hospice Society is expanding its current services.

The hospice society has provided the community with hospice care in its Rotary Hospice House along with various innovative bereavement programs for more than 30 years.

Hospice will now be offering caregiver support to those who are caring for a loved one with a life threatening illness in their home.

Coffee for the Caregiver: Coffee for the Caregiver is a drop-in support group for caregivers that offers peer support, relief from isolation, and information. It will run on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.

Community Match: If you have been diagnosed as palliative and feel you need some extra support hospice volunteers will come to your home. They offer emotional support, assistance with tasks, a good visit, and non-judgemental listening. They will send volunteers to your home, to the hospital, or to any of the care facilities.

A life-limiting illness can be isolating and overwhelming. Sometimes, someone to talk to outside your circle can be helpful.

Virtual Hospice: for people that may not be able to leave their homes or live remotely hospice is developing a program so staff may visit and provide support remotely. This is a new program, first of its kind that will bring hospice into homes through the use of technology.

Hospice continues to receive support from the community. Most recently, Wood Wheaton for providing hospice with a vehicle that allows staff to get out to see the people in the community.

The Sovereign Order of St. John provided hospice with the grant money to start the virtual hospice program.

The Northern Health Authority has provided hospice with one-time funding to develop this new service for the community.

If you are interested in supporting hospice through volunteering to help our program please call our office at 250-563-2551.