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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Another successful Hospice Workplace Education program has come to an end. We will be offering our fifth program with Serena this fall. The program - Palliative Care & Grief: End of Life Essential Communications - is filling up fast! Please call 902-893-3265 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society receives no government funding? Did you know that each dollar spent on Hospice programming must be fundraised? You can help: donate today. cehhospice.org/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is National Hospice Palliative Care Week!

Thank you to the Colchester - East Hants Public Library for allowing us to set up in their display case!

For more information about Hospice please call or stop by our office at 89 Queen Street 🌻☺️
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Thank you to everyone who came out to support Hospice Palliative Care at the Hike today! #hike4hospice ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Hike today, what a wonderful way to kick off National Hospice Palliative Care Week!! ☺️🌻 #hike4hospice

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One of many new exciting initiatives we're currently working on at @hospice_ceh in #TruroNS. #trurobuzz #novascotia #hospice #palliativecare https://t.co/vu2xgGNr34

End of the second and Truro is up 4-1. Go @trurobearcats! #trurobuzz #trurons #NovaScotia

The @trurobearcats just tied it up! #trurons #trurobuzz #brentevent2017

Brent and the Hospice team are at the @trurobearcats game tonight. Come say hi! #trurobuzz #trurons #brentevent2017 #hospicecare

The @CEHPL 3D printing March Break workshop chose to create 3D key chains modelled after the Hospice Hug. How cool is that?! #trurobuzz

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