Circle of Care’s hospice/palliative care program, accredited by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, helps to improve the quality of life for those living with a terminal or life-limiting illness, and provides support for family members by recognizing and addressing the need for psychological, social, and spiritual care. Our specially trained staff and volunteers are matched with clients and their families to provide support, information, and resources throughout the end-of-life journey. All volunteers in our Community Hospice Program attend the provincial 30-hour Hospice Care Core Volunteer Training prior to volunteering with clients and families.
Jewish Hospice Program
In addition to our non-denominational hospice program, we also offer a special program designed for the Jewish community.
The logistics of arranging for end-of-life care at home can be overwhelming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our specially trained staff are providing the following range of services to help make this transition as smooth as possible through:
- intake & community resources and referrals assessment
- care navigation,
- psychosocial support
- 1:1 supportive counselling
- Virtual bereavement group support
- additional needs-based support ( Referrals and assistance with access to food, medication & supplies)
Our hospice and bereavement volunteers are providing the following virtual services during the duration of the pandemic:
- 1:1 psychosocial support
- friendly phone visits
- telephone wellness and reassurance checks
- additional needs-based practical support