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Caregiver Support Services

Support for those who are caring for someone who is terminally ill

Hospice Quinte changes the lives of the terminally ill, their families, and the bereaved for the better by providing individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving.

All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided at no charge by compassionate and well-trained staff and volunteers.

Our service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Tyendinaga Township, Deseronto, and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

We believe everyone in the Quinte Region, and their loved ones, should be provided with compassionate care, in the setting of their choice, and have their end of life journey treated with empathy and respect.

Caregiver Support

Hospice Quinte offers two caregiver support programs – Caregiver Companionship and Caregiver Supportive Counseling.

Caregiver Companionship

Caregiver Companionship is available for individuals who are 18 years or older, living in our service area, and are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.

After an assessment, and if eligible, you will be matched with a trained volunteer for weekly supportive telephone calls.

This service is offered by our Hospice Quinte volunteers. Volunteers are appropriately trained and matched with individuals to deliver excellent Caregiver Companionship and support.

Caregiver Companionship will be provided by a Hospice Quinte volunteer for up to 12 months while you are caring for your loved one.

Caregiver Supportive Counseling

Hospice Quinte is pleased to offer compassionate and confidential Supportive Caregiver Counselling to individuals 18 years of age and over who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.

Each caregiver’s needs will be assessed and after a series of three supportive telephone counseling sessions they are matched with a trained volunteer. This volunteer “Caregiver Companion” will offer weekly supportive phone calls for up to 12 months.

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