Who We Are…

 

·        Williams Lake Hospice Society (WLHS) is a community based non-profit Society. We provide trained volunteers who offer social, emotional and spiritual support

·        We provide education, advocacy and community awareness in palliative care and grief support

·        We receive referrals from local physicians, Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Home and Community Care, Williams Lake Seniors Village and the community

 

Our Services & Programs…

 

·        Referrals are made by health care professionals, friends, family and self-referrals

·        Two Palliative Care Suites, including a furnished family room

·        Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement Services (support and information)

·        Medical sheepskins and other comfort items for loan to clients and their families

·        Library of media resources available to clients, their families, volunteers and the general public

 

Our Volunteers…

 

·        ARE the HEART of HOSPICE!!!

·        Are compassionate individuals from the community who are committed to the Hospice philosophy

·        Are advocates who comfort and support the individual and their loved ones, while respecting their beliefs, values and privacy

·        Provide companionship and support through illness, death and the bereavement period

·        Are required to take our 24+ hour Volunteer Education Course and to attend meetings for ongoing training, mutual care and support

·        Work with palliative care clients and their loved ones in their own homes, in acute care units or in residential care facilities

 

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Williams Lake Hospice Society

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