Palliative Care

Volunteer Visiting

At Hospice we believe that volunteer visitors can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals and their families as they face serious illness. Volunteers can visit individuals and families in the hospital or at home. Volunteer Visitors can:

  • Provide companionship.
  • Offer a compassionate listening ear.
  • Share in meaningful and comforting activities.
  • Run errands or provide rides.
  • Provide respite for the family.

Volunteer visits in the hospital are made daily and home visits are scheduled at mutually agreeable times. The presence of volunteers can improve quality of life for those who are ill and their caregivers.

Practical Support

Often a family facing end of life can also be faced with financial and practical hardship. The Hospice Society is able to provide support quickly where it is needed. Your Palliative Care team can make a referral to the Hospice Society indicating the families’ needs and the Hospice will do everything possible to help. Some of our programs for practical support include:

Food From The Heart
Provides grocery gift certificates to individuals or families on the palliative program who are also facing financial challenges. Learn more below.

Special Equipment/Supplies
Meets the need for specialized equipment, supplies and other requests when there are no other funding sources.

Transportation
Volunteers are sought to provide transportation to palliative patients when needed.

Other Supports

Advocacy & System Navigation
The Hospice is available to assist families in navigating an often confusing health care system and advocating for their needs and rights.

Wish Fulfillment
Sometimes a palliative patient has a special wish that would provide them with a meaningful or cherished end of life experience. If the family needs assistance in order to fulfill this wish, the Palliative Team can make a request to Hospice for special assistance. Hospice strives to fulfill special requests as funds are available.

Art a la Carte
Provides a choice of artwork to palliative patients in the hospital to personalize their room. Artwork was generously donated by local artist Joy Laking.

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Hospice Social Club- Chair Yoga

February 23, 2018, 2:00pm - February 23, 2018, 3:00pm

Come Join us for a gentle form of yoga that is practiced on a chair! No experience necessary No charge to attend Please call (902)893-3265 to reserve your spot :)

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THANK YOU to everyone who purchased our Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop Hospice HUGS. We could hardly keep up with the orders this year! Your ongoing support ensures our vital Hospice programming continues to grow.

A special thank you to one of our hard working volunteers in East Hants, Betty Parker Hirtle Gordon. Betty sold hundreds of chocolates in East Hants alone!

We also want to thank Downtown Truro for their big time support, and helping us build a Compassionate Community! #DowntownTruroHasHeart
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We had a great team of impromptu helpers this afternoon, preparing our Hugs for Hospice for giveaway throughout #downtowntruro over the next couple of days. Thanks you guys!

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Happening Now at Hospice - February 2018 Newsletter - https://t.co/rWgxlDtLk5 #novascotia #trurons

Did you get your toonie in the bucket this week? Tomorrow's estimated prize is $300! You can also pre-pay for up to a year by calling 902-893-3265 or by visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street, Truro. 10, 26, and 52 week pre-pay options available.

The next Hospice Social Club event is coming up later this month. All welcome! Learn more on our Facebook page: https://t.co/8CzSW5k6Wi #trurons #novascotia

"My advice to you all is to make those bucket lists and to start filling them in. Life is short and it only runs out; I should know, I was only 44." - Shannon Churchill

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When Shannon Churchill learned he had only a few months to live, he decided he'd darn well live them

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Hospice and the @CEHPL are partnering to host a Death Café in Truro in March. A Death Café is designed as a safe, confidential space to share questions, fears and curiosity about death. All welcome! Details: https://t.co/3ux1FESNO9 #trurons #novascotia @DowntownTruro

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