Keep Me Home 1Visiting Volunteer services are designed to offer practical and emotional support to individuals, families and caregivers in their own home. This may include:

  • Companionship – playing cards or just chatting over a cup of tea
  • Caregiver relief – spending time with a client while the caregiver takes a break
  • Practical assistance – grocery shopping, a run to the library or other errands
  • Simple comfort measures – hand massage, playing music or other soothing activities
  • Respect and dignity of individuals needs, rights and diversity.

“Home” is defined as wherever the person resides, whether that be their own house or apartment, the hospital, a long-term care facility or retirement home.

Volunteers are extensively trained and screened in accordance with the standards of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

“The volunteer took me to appointments and stayed with me the whole time. The volunteers and staff are very supportive and extremely pleasant.”

“The volunteers and staff are well trained and prepared. Our volunteer is very supportive of me and my family”

“I had wonderful pairing with my volunteer. I introduce her as my friend. She has helped in many ways and with difficult decisions. She is also there for my family”

For more information, contact Cathy Kincaide, Client Care Coordinator at cathy@hospiceorillia.ca or call 705-325-0505 Ext. 211

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