support programs

FOR ALL PROGRAM INFORMATION PLEASE Contact: Wendy at 519-836-3921 ext 212 

Hospice wellington cares for our community

 

Grief and Bereavement Support

Hospice Wellington offers grief and bereavement support to individuals that have lost a loved one. Our services are provided as support groups or one-to-one companionship. 

Programs Include:

Adult Grief Group - Three to six months following the loss of a loved one, family members and caregivers may feel ready to join one of our Supports Groups. The Adult Grief Group runs for an eight week period, two hours weekly.

  

 

Volunteer In-Home Support:

Carefully screened, trained and supported Hospice Wellington Volunteers provide one-to-one companionship for individuals living with a life-limiting illness.

Volunteers spend quality time with the individual, reading with him/her, and talk about their journey. 

 

Caregiver Respite:

Respite care provides caregivers the opportunity to take some time for themselves, to recharge, to run errands, attend scheduled appointments, and take a break from care giving. These such supports are essential in alleviating stress and preventing caregiver burnout. 

Hospice Wellington offers both a Day Away Program, and One-to-One Volunteer Companionship for caregivers. 

 

Caregiver Support Group

Hospice Wellington's Caregiver Support Group focuses on the caregiver’s anticipatory grief, often expressed as feelings of sadness and anger, prior to the death of a loved one.

Over a 10 week, period trained Hospice Volunteer Facilitators provide a safe and comfortable environment to share information, provide resources and offer caregiver support. 

 

Advance Care Planning Waterloo Wellington

Hosted by the Hospice of Waterloo Region, and in collaboration with Hospice Wellington, this program serves to engage those in the Waterloo-Wellington region and start the conversation about Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent. 

Supported by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, this program collaborates with community and health care providers across Waterloo Region and Wellington County to achieve the following:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of advance care planning
  • Ensure practices and language are consistent with Ontario legislation
  • Encourage everyone to engage in conversations about advance care planning

Please visit www.acpww.ca for more information.