What services do we offer?
The following services listed below are available to oceanside residents who are living with a life-threatening illness, or those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one.
All services are provided free-of-charge.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Call us at 250-752-6227
Oceanside Hospice Society
Oceanside Hospice at Trillium
Equipment Loan Program
We offer a variety of medical equipment to allow palliative clients to remain comfortably in their own homes:
- Hospital Bed
- Raised toilet seats
- Overbed tables
- Bath chairs
- Comfort cushions/mattress
Grief Support for Individuals & Families
Professional, confidential, and supportive services are available for those who are grieving the loss of someone, those who have a life limiting illness, and for those who are supporting someone with a life limiting illness. Acute grief support is available to individuals, families and youth. We offer short-term, one-on-one sessions, and facilitate anticipatory and general grief groups thoughout the year. Videoconference or telephone support is also available.
Volunteers can offer companionship to palliative clients and the bereaved, and offer respite for family caregivers, Visits can be arranged to your home, long-term facility, or Oceanside Hospice at Trillium.
Trained Reiki and Healing Touch practitioners provide a safe and peaceful place for people who are living with a life-threatening illness or who are dying, caregiving or grieving, to be cared for and nurtured.
Hospice Lending Library
An extensive and up-to-date selection of books and DVDs dealing with end-of-life issues, caregiving, grief, and loss are available on loan from the Resource Centre.
Volunteers are available to sit at the bedside of individuals in long-term care facilities during their last days/hours, as requested by the family.
New Beginnings Support Group
An on-going weekly group for people who have lost a spouse. This group allows participants to share their experiences, feelings, and challenges around the loss and what they now face. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer and guided by the group’s needs.
Weekly walking group
The weekly walking group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. It is a time to walk and talk at a relaxed pace with others who are grieving, and share ideas and support while benefiting from some fresh air and exercise. Joining in on the walk are trained caring volunteers who provide a listening ear. Each walk ends with tea and treats. Once registered, clients can attend on a drop-in basis.
Comfort kits are provided to registered clients that have recently suffered a loss. Our grief packages contain comfort items to help support the grief journey and will be delivered directly to your home.
All Services above are complimentary.
Advance Care Planning: What You Need To Know
The Ministry of Health encourages all capable adults in BC to do advance care planning and take the further step of documenting their wishes and instructions. A guide, “My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment,” is available to assist in this planning.