Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley

Overview of programs and Services::

3 Program Areas, End of Life, Bereavement and Public Education.

What languages are your services offered in?:


Is your program designated as a hospice palliative care program/service?:


What population of hospice palliative care patients/clients does your program/service currently serve?:

All Ages

What are your admission/referral criteria?:

End of Life Diagnosis for EOL Program, currently grieving a loss for the bereavement program.

Your hospice palliative care program/service provides support and/or care for the following:

Other (please specify):

We are a visiting hospice that provides psycho social support to any EOL condition.

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family? "What can you do for me?":

Support you by giving you a safe space to talk about your worries, fears and/or doubts. We can support with legacy projects. We support those who are grieving to convert their grief to mourning. We support and create compassionate communities by offering public education opportunities to learn about Advanced Care Planning, How to support those who are grieving and doing sensitivity training in the workplace. We also have a lending library that is actively used by clients, family and community members.

Other (please specify):

We are the Hospice Society, we are a rural hospice that provides service wherever a client may be in the 14 communities of the Columbia Valley. We do not have a resential hospice.

Other (please specify):

Our staff consists of our Executive Director, who does all intakes and matching with volunteer visitors, and our admin assistant. All others are volunteers including the visitors who are specially trained for 21 hours to become EOL Visitors and another 21 hours to become bereavement visitors.

Contact Information

Unit #103 7th Ave
Invermere,  British Columbia
V0A 1K0
Contact Name: Maria Kliavkoff
Phone: 778-526-5143


Acute Care Hospital
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