Respite and Compassion provided by trained volunteers to people living with a life-limiting illness in the hospital, home or any facility chosen by the client. As part of our end-of-life compassionate care program, volunteers can:
- Listen without judgment and help reduce fear and anxiety.
- Provide an opportunity to talk about “what matters”, life’s journey, to reminisce.
- Provide emotional support to the ill, the bereaved and to caregivers.
- Offer practical assistance. e.g. reading, writing letters, running errands, outings, etc.
- Offer companionship/provide helpful information related to end-of-life care, dying and bereavement.
- Act as an advocate to ensure the client’s needs are met.
- Sit vigil at the bedside of a loved one at the end of life.
- Offer respite for family caregivers.