“It meant so much just knowing that compassionate souls were there with Mom.” – Gwen For the past 15 years, Pilgrims Hospice has offered the Compassionate Companions home visiting program for individuals living with a terminal illness and limited in their ability to leave home. Specially trained volunteers provide emotional, social and spiritual support, life review and [...]
Bringing laughter and care as a Compassionate Companion. […]
Since her illness, and before receiving Compassionate Companion visits, life for Margaret could be summed up in one word: “Boring.” She's “cheated death” at least once but now is practically housebound. Her loving husband, Norman, takes great care of her, but for Margaret: “It’s a blessing that Janet comes over - to have someone to [...]
Among the most vulnerable in our city are those who are homeless and diagnosed with a terminal illness - a situation that cries out for profound compassion.
For the first few times that Pui came to the Adult Respite Day Program here at Pilgrims Hospice, his son Paul stayed with him for the day. As Pui finds changes in his environment difficult, and English isn’t his first language, Paul understandably wanted to make sure his father transitioned well between Pilgrims and home. Over [...]
A year ago, Eileen successfully completed her 26-hour training to become a Compassionate Companion volunteer for Pilgrims Hospice Society. Since then, she’s been visiting Doug once a week at the Edmonton General ...