When the time comes that the focus of a person’s healthcare shifts from cure to care, Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) staff and volunteers are here to provide support. Our visiting program is designed to meet the needs of our client and their family and caregivers, with the goal of sharing the journey and ensuring that they are not alone. The HHNL visiting program focuses on compassionate listening, companionship, emotional support, and the sharing of information and resources. In-home visiting volunteers also provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to rest or undertake activities outside the home.
Anyone seeking assistance can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-406-7020. We also accept referrals to the hospice home visiting program from others such as a family member, informal caregiver, health care provider in the community or by a physician. Once a request is received by our Coordinator of Visiting Volunteers, one of our Registered Nurses will undertake an initial assessment home visit. All services offered by HHNL are confidential and free of charge.
Home Hospice North Lanark employs a Coordinator of Volunteers RN and a relief RN who support families and individuals as health care needs shift from care to comfort. We provide caregiver support, help to identify needed palliative care resources, information and referral to other community resources, recruit/ train/ and supervise visiting volunteers, and bereavement support. The Coordinator may match you with a visiting hospice home visiting volunteer or simply provide information and referral to other resources in the community. A team of trained hospice home visiting volunteers work closely with our Visiting Volunteer Coordinator(s) to provide an extended social support and listening presence wherever you call home including: your private home, hospital, long term care home or a retirement residence.
We work closely with Community Partners such as the Champlain LHIN Home Care Program who provide the Palliative Nursing care and other professional services such as social work, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. CLICK HERE TO LEARN OF OTHER RESOURCES.
HHNL provides services to people in North Lanark, including Almonte, Carleton Place, Pakenham, Clayton, Blakeney, Appleton and surrounding areas. HHNL is a registered not-for-profit charity, funded 100% through donations and targeted fundraisers. If you would like to help support HHNL, donations are always welcome. You can click on “Donate Now,” above.