Programs and Services

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Is there a fee for Hospice Services?

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No, there is not a fee for our services.

 

Q)

Who provides the services at Hospice?

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Hospice has committed, compassionate volunteers on our supportive care team. The volunteers are interviewed and prescreened with a CPIC. Volunteers must complete our 30 hour Palliative Care Volunteer Training Course prior to having any client contact. Reference checks are also completed. There are monthly volunteer support meetings where ongoing training and information is offered to our supportive care volunteers. Hospice is committed to providing quality supportive care to our clients and their families.

 

Q)

Do Hospice volunteers do housework or yardwork?

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No. Our volunteers do not do housework or yardwork. There are agencies in Kingston who provide these services at a reasonable rate.

 

Q)

Do Hospice volunteers stay overnight with clients?

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Hospice volunteers do not provide overnight service.

 

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Who can refer to Hospice?

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Referrals can be made many ways. People can refer themselves or a family member or friend who may be in need of Hospice support. A phone call to our office is all that is required, then a client coordinator will follow up to assess the needs and initiate service. Others who can make a referral at your request are doctors, nurses, social workers and CCAC Case Managers.

 

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Does Hospice only support clients who have cancer?

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Hospice serves any person who has a life limiting illness or their family members.

 

Q)

Does Hospice provide Reiki or Therapeutic Touch?

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Reiki and Therapeutic Touch must be done by qualified practitioners. Hospice can refer you to those who provide these wonderful services.

 

Q)

Can I receive your bereavement services if I didn’t have a family member involved with Hospice?

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Yes, Hospice’s bereavement services are for family members we have supported as well as community members in our area.