Palliatively trained volunteers will visit clients in their home.
The Hospice Outreach Program was introduced to the community in June 2013.
Our volunteer in-home practical, non-medical support services are offered to families who are living with the effects of life limiting illnesses whether or not they have a limited life expectancy. These support services may improve the quality of life for the individual as well as respite for their family and include a variety of non-medical support services.
Volunteers with the Hospice Outreach Program work within the community to provide practical care and support for clients and families in their homes, in nursing homes, hospitals and residential care facilities (special care homes.) The services are provided at the time the person receives the diagnosis of a life limiting illnesses or at any time there is a need during the illness trajectory.
Check out the video below to learn more about the program with Connie Doucet.
"She (the volunteer) takes me out for drives on lovely afternoons and is willing to take me shopping when I am able and strong enough to get around. This adds extra time to her busy schedule but she wants me to enjoy life as much as possible which I do when I have friends like her. By meeting her through the Hospice Program we enjoy one another's company and that provides me with a normal life as much as possible. All cancers are different but don't be afraid to reach out for assuring hands to encourage you." -Emily, Hospice Outreach Client
"Hospice Miramichi provided great support for my wife Beverly and our family during Bev’s terminal illness. The Outreach volunteer spent quality time with Bev in our home when she was feeling socially isolated because of her illness. The volunteer helped relieve her loneliness in a way that I could not. This was consoling and a pleasure for Bev. For the rest of the family, the visit of the Hospice Miramichi Outreach Program volunteer gave us relief, allowing us to have time for ourselves and take care of ourselves so that we could care for Bev. The volunteer was wonderful. She was always positive and engaged in stimulating conversation. While the support of Hospice Miramichi was not medical, it was an invaluable contribution to Bev’s care. Hospice Miramichi helped Bev stay home during her illness which is what she wanted. I am so grateful to Hospice Miramichi for their help." - Michael, Spouse of Hospice Outreach Client