Dying is hard work

“—not the physical part, but that part which is the inside of me, the work about who I am, who I have been, and who I will be.”

– David Kuhl, What Dying People Want

 

Dear Hospice,

“Thank you and your team for all you did for Bob and me. It made it all so much easier. We grew to love the two volunteers you sent. Their approach to Bob was different and exactly right. They were so unstinting with their time. Two remarkable human beings! Thank you for staying in touch.”
~Laura

Caring for those who are suffering,

“whether or not they are dying, wakes us up. It opens up our hearts and our minds. It opens us up to the experience of wholeness.”

-Frank Ostaseski


Mission Statement

Providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals and their loved ones through the stages of dying, death and bereavement.

Hospice palliative care aims to make the last months of life comfortable, peaceful and dignified for patients and their caregivers by providing care, support, respite and advocacy. Our trained Hospice volunteers work as part of a caregiving team that could include community home nursing, doctors, hospital and facility staff, social workers and spiritual leaders.

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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 7:30pm
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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 7:29pm
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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 7:27pm
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 8:06pm
Hospice neither hastens nor postpones dying. Just as doctors and midwives lend support and expertise during the time of child birth, hospice provides its presence and specialized knowledge during the dying process, however that process comes to pass. The regulations around the provision of medically assisted dying (MAID) in Canada are changing and we feel it's important to be informed and to have a say. This survey is available until January 27th and we encourage everyone to participate.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, January 10th, 2020 at 9:54pm
It's so wondnerful that the caring, trained professionals in our Paramedics services can now do this work. Our palliative clients in the more remote areas of our region are benefitting from visiting Paramedics right now!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 23rd, 2019 at 7:52pm
This wonderful video describes the gifts that come with the kind of vulnerability that arises with a serious health crisis. And, as Frank Ostaseski always seems to be able to do, he finds an invaluable lesson in his experience as a stroke patient ... at the end you'll hear his really tender description of his shift from recovery to discovery.