The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

—Eminem

Receiving news about a change in health can be frightening and raise many questions.

One’s ability to read and process information can be affected and our hospice team is here to lend help and guidance whatever your needs may be. We support people at home, in care facilities, in hospital and in our community hospice.

A plan can be developed to assist you now and in the future and will include hearing what matters most to you and how you wish to be supported. Your needs may change over time and our team is here to be responsive to your wishes. It is our commitment to help make every moment matter for you and your loved ones as health care needs change.

To request further information or to arrange an appointment as soon as possible contact our office at 250-339-5533 or email: reception@comoxhospice.com

Supports available

Bed Loan Program

When care needs change people can request an electric bed and therapeutic mattress to ensure greater comfort and ease for caregiving. To access this free in home service, talk with your Home and Community Care Nurse. Hospice Volunteers deliver and will set up the bed in your home.

Community Hospice

Our community hospice offers personalized care in a home like setting for people whose care needs may no longer be met at home, or, for those preferring residential hospice care.

For more information about admission to our community hospice you may wish to talk with your or your loved one’s family physician, a Home and Community Care Nurse or call our office at: 250-339-5533.

For a virtual tour of Hospice at The Views click here.

Individual and Family Counselling

Our counselling services are available for people of all ages who have been recently diagnosed with serious illnesses and their family, friends and caregivers. Counselling offers a confidential and supportive way to talk about feelings and what matters most to you.

Counselling is offered on a one-to-one basis and with families and small groups as appropriate. Usually counselling is provided in the Hospice offices. In addition, counselling may be provided in homes, care facilities, schools and at work sites. Services are provided free of charge but donations are always welcome.

To arrange an appointment or for more information call: 250-339-5533

Lending Library

A lending library is available to anyone seeking information about living with a life threatening illness, dying, grieving and caregiving. Resources include a large assortment of books, CDs, DVDs, and Audio Cassettes and may be signed out on loan.

Drop by the Hospice office Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to explore the library.

Music Therapy

Music therapy offers a powerful communication allowing people to express feelings while soothing the mind, body and soul. Music also gives rest and healing. Our Music Therapist works with people of all ages complementing care at home, in care facilities, in hospital and in the community hospice. Your hospice care team can provide more information upon request.

“Music brings back the feeling of life, when nothing else can”

Dr. Oliver Sacks

Self-Care Clinic

Trained Reiki and Healing Touch Network 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. We also offer an additional self-care clinic for people who are actively receiving chemotherapy.

Our Self Care Clinic is currently located at Comox United Church. Services are provided free of charge but donations are always welcome.

Contact our office at 250-339-5533 to arrange an appointment.

“You have permission to rest.
You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken.
You do not have to try to make everyone happy.
For now, take time for you. It’s time to replenish”
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