For the progress of humanity, work alone is not adequate, but the work should be associated with love, compassion, right conduct, truthfulness and sympathy.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Few of us are prepared to face a life-threatening illness or the loss of a loved one. Hospice provides important support services that help others find comfort, meaning, dignity, and hope when faced with the difficult journey of living with dying and coping with loss.
With the support of Volunteers we offer a variety of support programs, from equipment loan delivery to providing respite for exhausted caregivers.
Healthcare professionals, community agencies, family and friends may make referrals to our services; however, the person being referred must give their consent or contact us personally.
We are located in Qualicum Beach at 210 West Crescent in the lovely house known as “Valhalla.” It is not a residential Hospice facility but is the warm and comfortable home to our office and support programs.
Our Non Profit Society number is: S-26406
Our CRA Charitable number is: BN 13960 4458 RR0001
Myth: Hospice is only for people with cancer.
Fact: Hospice care is for all patients facing a terminal illness.
Myth: Accepting hospice services means giving up, so you should put it off until the last moment
Fact: Hospice is all about living life to the fullest. We never give up hope!
Myth: Hospice care will be a financial drain on the family.
Fact: Oceanside Hospice Society is a non profit charity and as such offers services free of charge and based upon ability to pay.
Myth: When someone I love dies, I should be over my grief within 3 months to a year
Fact: Everyone’s loss is different and personal. OHS staff and volunteers will walk beside you as you move toward grief through continued mourning.
Myth: To volunteer at hospice I need to be experienced working with the terminally ill.
Fact: Oceanside Hospice Society can utilize many skill sets and interests in volunteer capacities for event planning, fund development, and caregiver supports.