Near North Palliative Care Network - Nipissing/Parry Sound


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What are your admission/referral criteria?

Life expectancy of 6 months or less

BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS

SEVEN SESSIONS GREIF SUPPORT GROUP

Trained facilitators lead a group of people who follow a specific program each week in order to learn to cope with their feelings and experience the beginning of the healing process.  This program required a firm commitment to attend all sessions.  The program is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is grieving a death.  It is recommended that at least three months have passed since the death.

INDIVIDUAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Caregivers and family members may find the time following the death of a loved one to be wrought with a range of emotions and physical reactions.  They may also face a series of new and often difficult questions.  It is important in the grief journey that lies ahead to be able to talk about these experiences, reactions, and feelings.

If the person who has died is a client of the Near North Palliative Care Network, specially trained and compassionate volunteers are available for personalized support during the grieving period.  This is not intended to replace professional counselling services.

You do not have to grieve alone.

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

“What can you do for me?”


We provide a variety of support serives including:

Emotional Support:

It is the provision of sensitive listening and non-judgmental discussion. Taking cues from the client, this support can include:

  • Encouraging clients to take active roles in their own care
  • Acting as an advocate by ensuring the clients’ wishes are respected
  • Providing non-verbal support, e.g., holding a hand
  • Sharing an activity
  • Discussing illness openly*

Information Support:

It is the provision of support or a response to a client’s request for information and provides a climate of openness to client’s questions.

Physical Support:

The volunteer is expected to give physical care within the agency’s guidelines of a volunteer.  Hospice Volunteers also offer a compassionate response to a client’s physical and personal care needs which may include assisting with bed pans or urinals, ambulation to bathroom, positioning in bed and aspects of grooming.

Respite Support:

It is the relief provided to caregivers which helps to relieve the stress placed on the client’s family/friends/caregiver relationship.

Social Support:

The volunteer provides companionship to the client and support to the caregivers.

Spiritual Support:

The volunteer promotes spiritual support.  Spirituality as defined by the National Hospice Association is the part of each individual which longs for meaning, integrity, beauty, dignity, love, acceptance and hope.

Bereavement Support:

Hospice volunteers may offer support to caregivers and family after a death.   The support may include attendance at the funeral, follow-up telephone support, bereavement support resources material as well as information and/or referrals to other community bereavement resources.

Lending Library

We have an extensive library at the North Bay office containing both books and audio visual items. These provide support to caregivers as well as providing information on common grief experiences and other palliative care information. Some of this inforamtion can also be found at our West Nipissing and Mattawa location

Loan Cupboard

Bed Pans, Baby Monitors, Urinals, and Sheep Skins are available at no charge.

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

 

 

 

 

Art Therapists

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Support

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Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

 

 

 

 

Clinical Counsellors

 

 

 

 

Complementary Therapists

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Complementary therapies

 

 

 

 

Day Program

 

 

 

 

Dietitians

 

 

 

 

Education

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Educational Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Grief Group Facilitator

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Home Consultation Services

 

 

 

 

Home Support (Homemaking)

 

 

 

 

Inpatient consultation

 

 

 

 

Inpatient Facility (PCU)

 

 

 

 

Music Therapists

 

 

 

 

Nurses

 

 

 

 

Nursing Visits

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

 

 

 

 

Outpatient Clinics

 

 

 

 

Personal Support Workers

 

 

 

 

Pain & Symptom Management

 

 

 

 

Pharmacists    

 

 

 

 

Physicians

 

 

 

 

Physician Visits

 

 

 

 

Physiotherapists

 

 

 

 

Psychologists

 

 

 

 

Quick Response / Emergency Response

 

 

 

 

Research

 

 

 

 

Respiratory Therapists

 

 

 

 

Respite Care

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Social Workers

 

 

 

 

Social Work / Counselling

 

 

 

 

Speech / Language Therapists

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Support

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Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteers

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Volunteer Support

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Other (please specify): Please note that all of the above are provided by trained volunteers

    

 

 

 

 

Our mission is to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals with a terminal illness, and offer bereavement support throughout the community

Sa mission consiste à accroître le confort, à assurer la dignité et à améliorer la qualité de vie des malades en phase terminale, ainsi qu’à offrir du soutien aux endeuillés dans la communauté.