Hospice Suite Opens in Vanderhoof

The new Hospice Suite at Stuart Nechako Manor will provide comfortable space for patients and their families

Opening in early April 2017, the new Hospice Suite at Stuart Nechako Manor will provide comfortable space for patients and their families to stay together during the final stages of a terminal illness while receiving care and support from physicians, staff, and volunteers trained in Hospice Palliative Care.

The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is very excited to be able to create this newly-purposed space for Hospice Palliative Care.

Currently, people who require hospital care while dying stay in the hospital; there is little dedicated space for families to stay with their loved ones, relax together, or talk privately with care providers.

Hospice Palliative Care services will continue to be provided in people’s homes; when it is not possible to manage care at home, the new Hospice Suite offers specific features to support a better experience of this stage of life.

The Suite includes a Care Room for patient care, a Companion Room for loved ones to stay, and a Compassion Room with comfortable furniture, books, and a relaxing atmosphere.

Hospice is a secular philosophy of care which strives to assist those who are dying and their families by offering companionship, practical assistance, comfort care, and bereavement support.

Hospice Palliative Care is provided by a team designed to meet each person’s unique needs, and may include alternate therapies and spiritual care.

The goal of the Hospice Suite is to provide a space where people who are dying and their loved ones can comfortably spend precious time together while receiving medical and supportive care.

The public is invited to attend an Open House on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the new Hospice Suite at Stuart Nechako Manor.

A formal program will begin at 7:30 pm.

You are invited to visit the space, ask questions, and see how you can support Hospice Palliative Care in the Nechako Valley.

submitted by Valerie Padgin