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.
  • 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:

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

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.

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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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

Thanks to all of the local businesses in Downtown Truro who helped to support our Hugs for Hospice campaign. Here are just a few... ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's number – 992– was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $762

Our next draw will be on Wednesday, February 19th.

🍫We still have a limited quantity of our delicious chocolate HUG's in case you need a last minute Valentine's Day present. Pop by and see us at 89 Queen St. to get yours before they're gone!🍫

Because, we could all use a hug?
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Have you set your Hospice Bucket List 50/50 reminder?

Remind yourself to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter to WIN each week!

If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! – Get all of the details here: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Margie Hutt: Why is Hospice important to you?

"You ask why hospice? I ask why not hospice? The last 12 years of my career I was a VON nurse in the community. After starting with VON I quickly realized I liked working with Palliative care clients. A nurse in the community is very task oriented with lots a clients to see in a day. Many days I wished for a little more time to care for palliative care clients. By becoming a Hospice volunteer, I hope to be able to support these people and give them the time they need and deserve at this challenging time."
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Our chocolate HUGS are back! Help the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society show some love throughout our community, while raising funds for our grief programs and services.
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Here's how:
1. Contact our office to place an order – (902) 893-3265 or info@c… https://ift.tt/2RyXod9

✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right, with your chance to WIN each week! Visit t… https://ift.tt/2skn1pw

It’s a snowy day in Colchester East Hants! Due to a number of our bucket locations not opening today and for the safety of our drivers, our next draw will be Wednesday, January 15th. All pre-pays will be moved out one week.
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#bucketlist #snowday #truron… https://ift.tt/2QAeQis

✨It's Bucket List time again!✨ Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw!
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Start the year off right, with your chance to WIN each week! Visit t… https://ift.tt/308GK8p

We hope to see you Sunday (Dec 29) at BellyUp BBQ & Grill for the 5th Annual Jason Fahey Legacy Fund Event.

If you are unable to attend but would like to still donate to the
legacy fund, you can do so through this link: http://bit.ly/CEHHospiceDonate

#hospice #legacy @trurobuzz

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