Palliative Community Programs
Carefor’s Palliative Community Programs offer people dealing with a terminal illness support in a variety ways. They help people connect with others and resources to manage the emotional and physical reality of this stage of their journey.
Palliative Day Program
The Palliative Day Program is supported by Carefor Hospice Cornwall & provides a welcoming, friendly environment that gives clients an opportunity to share with others going through similar life experiences.
Activities of the support group may include discussions, reflexology, therapeutic touch, music, massage, pet therapies, reading, games, puzzles, and guest speakers. Support services and a quiet room are also available throughout the client’s visit. A hot lunch and delicious snacks will be available throughout the day.
Volunteer Visiting Program
The Palliative Care Volunteer Visiting Program aims to ease the burden of dealing with a terminal illness. Our dedicated and helpful volunteers support clients and caregivers so they have the time and energy to enjoy the highest quality of life each day. Volunteers also help alleviate physical, emotional and spiritual suffering.
Our services include caregiver relief, outings, encouraging and supportive friendships where similar interests and activities are shared, support in times of crisis, and more.
The support group exists to provide social and emotional support to individuals with a terminal illness and their families, therefore allowing them to remain in their community. The support group compliments services already provided for terminally ill clients and their families residing in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. Anyone can make a referral: the client, caregiver, health care professional, clergy or a friend.
Volunteer at Hospice
Volunteers are an integral and valued part of our team at Carefor Hospice Cornwall.
We offer specialized training in all areas. All volunteers are required to have a valid police check on file to work within our organization. They also must take part in a Palliative Care Course, given by a registered health care professional. This course covers all aspects of end-of-life care and how it pertains to volunteering at Hospice.Learn More