Frequently Asked Questions

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society frequently asked questions about grief and palliative support

How can I access your services?

We can receive referrals by the individual, family, attending physician, social worker or health care provider.

How long will grieving last?

There is no timeline for grief.  We never truly ‘get over’ the death of a loved one, we simply learn to live with the loss.  Healing from grief is giving yourself permission to experience and explore your feelings and emotions through this journey of loss.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness.  It helps achieve the best possible quality of life providing comfort and symptom management.

When can I access support?

Many people access the hospice society earlier in their illness for emotional support and access to our free support programs.

Can family members receive help?

Yes, support addresses the needs of an entire family, including caregivers.

We can help, call our office at 604-463-7722