For patients and families going through the difficult end-of-life journey, each day can bring new challenges and complex emotions. While clinicians and family members offer exceptional care and support, some patients find comfort in the compassionate hands of Circle of Care’s specially trained palliative care volunteers.
A new program within Bridgepoint’s Palliative Care Unit matches Circle of Care volunteers with patients who are seeking extra companionship. Time spent together could involve walking through Bridgepoint’s scenic grounds, sharing a favourite activity, or simply being in each other’s presence. For family caregivers, knowing their loved one is not alone allows for much-needed respite during an otherwise stressful time.