Hospice Quinte’s In-Home Visiting services match people who are in the last 12 months of life, or the terminal phase of a life-limiting illness, with a specially trained hospice volunteer. Volunteers help to improve the quality of life for the dying person and act as an important support for the family during a difficult time by visiting for up to four hours a week with someone who is terminally ill. This provides respite to that person’s caregivers so they can attend to their own needs. Visits take place in client homes or their residence of choice. A visiting hospice volunteer can fill the gap between family members and professional caregivers.