Compassionate Companions Program
Supporting adults experiencing progressive life-threatening illness & end-of-life care, until natural death occurs. As Well as respite support for caregivers.
If you have ever helped someone cope with the day-to-day reality of dying, you know that love is simply not enough. Without outside support, families are often put at risk. In coping with a life-threatening illness at home, a volunteer visitor can improve the quality of life for those who are ill and their caregivers, by providing:
- Home/Hospital/Hospice/ & Community Visits
- Emotional & Social Support
- Practical Assistance
- Life Review & Legacy Work
- Respite Care for the Family
- Spiritual Support
- End-of-Life Vigil
**Volunteers do not provide: medical or personal care, such as, dispensing medicine, changing dressings, bathing, and toileting; child care; cleaning services
Compassionate Companions add to the care provided by health professionals.
Our trained volunteers are carefully matched with each client, and are required to stay in close contact with the Program Manager to ensure quality continuity of care for each client. Volunteers can provide service wherever a client may live: at home, care facility, and hospital setting.
This service is offered free of fee in the spirit of hospice care philosophy.