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.”

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.




East Shore

Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Canadian Virtual Hospice's post.Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:03am
What a wonderful service! Hey BC Ministry of Health, Interior Health Authority, Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Michelle Mungall ... can we get this in B.C.? It would go so far in helping relieve the anxiety of folks who are wishing to stay at home when they are dying. I can imagine how it helps to avoid emerg visits when a family can get a live person to help them manage new symptoms on an emergency basis.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Did you know all 1,400 ground-ambulance paramedics in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have received training to manage palliative care symptoms at home– such as pain, breathlessness, fear and anxiety?
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Prince George Hospice Society's photo.Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 2:53am
On mother's day, rituals can help us honour and grieve our Mothers who have died. Here are some simple suggestions for how to face that grief today.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:05am
VERY EXCITED to share our Community Open House day for the Kalein Day Hospice Program with you all. Come to the Kalein Centre on Thursday, May 11, and receive a glimpse of what we will be doing every week with our Day Hospice guests. RSVP if you plan to attend for lunch. Massages, art activities, and some Q&A with the program coordinator and our local IH Nurse partner will be available.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:38am
Death ed ... just like sex ed ... should be in our schools. It will help change our death-phobic culture and help us learn to live this life more fully. Listen here to learn more ...

Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Bad Ass Bingo's photo.Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 7:17am
Thank you to the amazing team at the Hume Hotel and Badass Bingo!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 5:50am
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to explore what it means to want to die at the end of one's life ... and loved ones' responses to that wish. There will be a panel discussion at the end with your favourite hospice folks. Buy your tickets today at the Capitol Theatre!

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