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What are your admission/referral criteria?

Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program (for residents of Halton Region only)

  1. Person who is experiencing progressive life-threatening illness;
  2. Patient/family who requires support/assistance with coping strategies during the dying process;
  3. Family member requiring support during the bereavement process;
  4. Client must be a resident of the Region of Halton.

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family?

“What can you do for me?”

We are a community-based (in-home) Hospice Program.  Clients are matched on a one-to-one basis with one or more specially trained volunteers.  An initial in-home visit is provided by the Program Coordinator to determine needs.  Volunteers are placed with clients taking into consideration specified needs (language, cultural needs, mobility, safety, etc.)  Volunteers are introduced to clients by Program Coordinators andthereafter visit clients on an ongoing regular schedule.  Activities during the visit will depend on the client’s wishes and energy level.  Visits may be “being present” so that the client can rest and the caregiver can go out for a much needed break.  Other times the client may feel stronger and wish to be escorted on an outing, listen to music, play relaxation tapes, read books, play cards or talk about issues of concern, etc. 

Volunteers also help bridge the gap between home and institution when placement into free-standing hospices or hospital becomes necessary. Change at this time in a person’s life is difficult and having a helping hand enables coping and offers security.

If the referral is for Bereavement Services, we offer:

  • In-home bereavement visits
  • Bereavement Resource Center – including Lending Library
  • Grief information hand-outs
  • One-to-one support with a Bereavement Coordinator
  • Support groups available in the Spring and Fall.

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

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In Home

Animal Therapists

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Art Therapists (volunteer)

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Bereavement

Coordinators

Bereavement Support

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Child and Youth

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Coordinator/Counselor

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Clinical Counselors

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Complementary Therapists

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Complementary Therapies

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Day Program

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Dietitians

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Education

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Educational Coordinators

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Grief Group Facilitator

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Home Consultation Services

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Home Support (Homemaking)

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Inpatient Consultation

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Inpatient Facility (PCU)

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Music Therapists

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Nurses

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Nursing Visits

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Occupational Therapists

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Outpatient Clinics

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Personal Support Workers

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Pain & Symptom Management

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Pharmacists    

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Physicians

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Physician Visits

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Physiotherapists

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Psychologists

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Quick Response / Emergency Response Research

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Respiratory Therapists

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Respite Care

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Social Workers

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Social Work Counseling

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Speech / Language Therapists

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Spiritual / Pastoral Support

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Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteer Support

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