The Shuswap Hospice Society supports those who are struggling to cope with death and the associated emotional realities of that process. The Society provides grief and bereavement support to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. Our services are provided free to anyone who needs them. Referrals can be made by anyone, for yourself or anyone you know.
The Shuswap Hospice Society is a member of both the British Columbia and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Associations (BCHPCA, CHPCA) and the British Columbia Bereavement Helpline (BCBH).
Hospice is a patient-centered form of palliative/end-of-life care which aims to make the last months of life as comfortable and peaceful as possible for patients and their caregivers. Hospice strives to improve quality of life at end of life, not only for patients, but also for their family and friends. The patient, family and volunteer caregivers are considered an integral unit. Hospice is not a place – it’s a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing; on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of the compassionate and progressive vision of Hospice.