Day Hospice Program
A twice weekly program serving those in the community with progressive, life-limiting conditions.
*On hold until Opening of Residential Hospice*
The Day Hospice Program, the first of its kind in the province of New Brunswick, was introduced to the community in July 2016.
This program provides diversion, support and respite to individuals and their families. The program is currently available up to 2 times a week to those living with the effects of life-threatening illnesses through self-referral or referral from family physician or health care provider.
Snacks and lunches are provided free of charge.
Activities for the Day Hospice Program may include art, music, massage, chair yoga and recreational activities including cards, puzzles, reading and letter writing. Hairdressing is available on occasion. Professional staff will be on site and available to discuss client issues and concerns.
The benefit of the Day Hospice Program is two-fold. The individual’s participation in the program, not only provides respite for the family, but also more importantly, the person will receive compassionate companionship and support from volunteers, and others going through similar situations.
The Day Hospice Program is also able to accommodate those individuals with breathing difficulties, allowing them to fully participate in the scheduled activities. The Day Hospice Program will provide a sense of normalcy for clients experiencing life limiting conditions and perhaps, for a few hours each week, the person may be able forget about their illness.