Terrace Hospice Society

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Contact NameSue Skeates, Chair


Hospice SocietyNon-profit Organization / Health Charity

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The Terrace Hospice Society became a registered society on August 13, 1992.  It began as a group who shared concerns regarding support services for the terminally ill and their families.

The group of community members was composed of local physicians, hospital staff nurses, the Home Support Program, the Seniors Centre, the Mental Health Centre Program, Social Worker Services, Pastoral Services, the Continuing Care Division and other interested community member. Information was gathered from many other Hospice Groups in small communities throughout the province.

With the trend to provide “Closer to Home” care, and the reduction in hospital beds, there are increasing numbers of terminally ill people choosing to stay at home and be cared for by family and friends. The society provides trained volunteers who can support these clients, their families and other caregivers who are coping with the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of terminal illness. In many cases, this additional support helps prevent caregiver burn-out, and therefore, reduces frequent re-admissions of the client to the hospital.

The program provides support to Terrace and District and provides resources to outlying Northwest communities.