Hospice Palliative Care and Support
Hospice volunteers are compassionate individuals from the community who are committed to the Hospice philosophy, and offer comfort and emotional support to the dying person, family and friends, and will respect their beliefs, values and privacy.
All Hospice volunteers are required to take an extensive training program, based on the BC Hospice Palliative Care Associations Standards.
Visiting volunteers are available to support individual patients and/or the patient’s family, wherever “home “ is, be it in hospital, in long-term care, McKenney Creek Hospice, or a patient’s own home.
A volunteer’s primary role is to offer emotional support, companionship and an open, non-judgmental listening ear as family’s face this often difficult time.
A free group support program that uses guided imagery and Healing Touch to help individuals who are living with a life threatening illness, their caregivers and bereaved individuals.
The program induces a deep state of relaxation, to help cope with emotions, anxiety and pain; relaxing the body and mind to enhance quality of life.
For more information please contact Maureen at 604-463-7722 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Relaxation Circle affected my healing journey in a very positive way. It was a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental environment. It was a place to come each week and walk out the door feeling lighter.
The Relaxation Circle is sometimes the only space in my week that I feel truly relaxed. My grief is still very much foremost in my mind each and every moment of the day; however, because of this unique group, I am finding better and more productive ways to help myself through this process. Read the full testimonial here
The Relaxation Circle has allowed me to continue living with hope and strength. Sharing, positive energy, caring, support; it is the one place you can truly share and find empathy.”
Volunteers are available for around the clock support and companionship for someone in their last few days of life.
We are available to help navigate this time in people’s lives, and our staff and volunteers can help families access the information and resources they may need. We also have an extensive lending library of books and videos to help with serious illness and grief and loss.
McKenney Creek Hospice Residence
Volunteers are available mornings, afternoons and evenings for residents and family of McKenney Creek Hospice. Our volunteers offer support, practical assistance and programs such as relaxation treatments, life story recordings, memory bracelets etc.
McKenney Creek Hospice Residence was made possible through an agreement between Fraser Health and the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society. Fraser Health provided space in the CareLife building adjacent to Ridge Meadows Hospital and ongoing operating costs for 10 beds, while the Society agreed to raise funds to provide the needed equipment and all the furnishings to make the residence home like. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, the Society was able to complete our commitment in just over 2 years. McKenney Creek Hospice Residence opened October 17, 2006.
The Society provides volunteer support for the residents and their loved ones 7 days a week.
The McKenney Creek Hospice Residence is located at #100 – 11762 Laity Street, Maple Ridge BC.
A financial investment in the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is an opportunity to ensure that end of life support for patients and families will be available for all in need.