About the Society

 We are a not-for-profit volunteer organization that, since 1986, has provided compassionate emotional support to the dying and the bereaved in the Shuswap.

The Shuswap Hospice Society supports those who are struggling to cope with death and the associated emotional realities of that process. The Society provides grief and bereavement support to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. Our services are provided free to anyone who needs them. Referrals can be made by anyone, for yourself or anyone you know.

The Shuswap Hospice Society is a member of both the British Columbia and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Associations (BCHPCACHPCA) and the British Columbia Bereavement Helpline (BCBH).

To supplement partial funding from the Interior Health Authority, the Society depends on donations and memorial gifts from the public and service organizations. This support is critical for us to continue to provide our programs and services to the communities of the Shuswap.

At the Shuswap Hospice Society:

  • We provide trained volunteers for the visitation of patients with life-limiting illness, either in their home, in the hospital or in facilities and in partnership with a team of health professionals.
  • We support the rights of all persons to receive consistent physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to maintain individuality and dignity while facing illness and bereavement.
  • We offer continuing grief and bereavement support to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones through one on one or group sessions.
  • We are integral members of the End-Of-Life Palliative Care Team in the Shuswap.

We want you to know:
That we care,
That we are here to help,
Please CALL 250-832-7099

About Hospice

Hospice is a patient-centered form of palliative/end-of-life care which aims to make the last months of life as comfortable and peaceful as possible for patients and their caregivers. Hospice strives to improve quality of life at end of life, not only for patients, but also for their family and friends. The patient, family and volunteer caregivers are considered an integral unit. Hospice is not a place – it’s a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing; on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of the compassionate and progressive vision of Hospice.

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