Community Care Northumberland Hospice

 

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Community Care Northumberland's Hospice Palliative Care Program provides an accredited and trained volunteer visiting hospice program from within a multi-service and community support organization.  It provides compassionate and dignified care to people of all ages living with a life-threatening illness, in need end of life care, and supoort to caregivers.
Service and support can be provided in various settings.  Services include: individual palliative visiting support, bereavement and one-time occasion sessions, caregiver and family respite, vigil support, group support, memory boxes, library resources, education, training and information.  Service provides in home assessments and care planning, case coordination, community resource and referral addressing client need.

What are your admission/referral criteria?

A person must be diagnosed with a life-threatning/limiting illness or requires end of life support.  There are no age restrictions.  Any individual, family or friend who is experiencing or has experienced loss and is in need of support.  Generally, prognosis less than 12 months, Palliative Performance Scale-PPS less than 50%.  There are no limitations on illnesses.

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

"What can you do for me?"

We offer trained volunteers to go where the person is. If we start with the person at home, we will continue to be by their side until death and provide a presence in the home. We will also provide support to family memebers. We offer a safe environment, as our trained staff requires regular police checks.

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

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Art Therapists

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Bereavement

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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