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
Individual and Family Counselling
Professional, confidential and supportive counselling services for those who are grieving the loss of someone, for those who have a life limiting illness, and for those who are supporting someone with a life limiting illness. Counselling is available for individuals, families, youth, children and can include face-to-face sessions, videoconference or telephone support, and groups.
Volunteers can assist and offer companionship, offer respite for family caregivers, provide an opportunity to talk and listen without judgement. Visits can be arranged to your home, long-term facility, Oceanside Hospice at Trillium and the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
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. Reiki and Healing Touch are also available in a client’s home.
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.
Grief Packages are provided to registered clients that have recently suffered a loss. Our grief bags contain comfort items 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.
For further information or to book a speaker, please contact Oceanside Hospice Society.