Compassionate end-of-life care in your home
Hospice is an exceptional concept of care designed to provide comfort and support for anyone with a life-limiting illness and their families. When you are part of the program, you can expect a compassionate, professional nurse experienced in end-of-life care to reach out and arrange regular home visits and calls that work with your schedule. The nurse will also be available by phone and in person as you need them. Home Hospice is a program that provides clinical and emotional support to families and their loved ones who plan a home death. By having access to 24/7 clinical support, we aim to provide enough support so the family/caregiver feels comfortable and confident the client can pass away in their chosen environment.
The staff at Home Hospice provide comfort-focused rather than curative care.
- Assistance with management of symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, difficulty with breathing, etc.
- Nurses are available on a 24 hour basis for scheduled and on call support.
- Care aides are available on a scheduled and as needed basis (day and evening hours).
- The client’s family Physician continues to provide care and medication orders.
Who is Home Hospice for?
At the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, we believe that diversity is a strength and that inclusivity is critical to our success. We are committed to creating a place that is welcoming and supportive of all individuals, regardless of their age, gender, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other aspect of their identity. We can discuss providing service wherever you/your loved one calls home.
Volunteers trained in psychosocial support are available to meet with you for scheduled support. They are also able to continue supporting you after your loved one has passed away.
Medications are covered by the Palliative Care Benefits Program with some exceptions. For people over the age of 65 years, the Pharmacare Plan covers medications. Non-covered items may include over the counter medication, some prescriptions, and dispensing fees which the pharmacy will bill you for. The client/family will be responsible for supplying special dietary supplements and any alternative medications. There is no cost to have the nurse and care aide provide support and care regardless of how many visits.