“There was sadness and hurt, but there was beauty, such a rich experience, because the hospice team was there to help me.”
Your generosity will help people like Glenn and his wife Diane navigate their most difficult times.
Glenn had lived with cancer for 24 years when he became too ill to be cared for at home and was welcomed to Cowichan Hospice House to be cared for in his final days.
“When we first entered it was an enormous relief, Diane says. “I felt I was in a place that I could recharge myself to be a help for Glenn. You don’t feel like you’re in an institution. You feel like you’re in a sacred place…to share that final journey with the one you love.”
Cowichan Hospice provides emotional and practical support, information and resources to people with serious illness, to their caregivers and to those grieving the death of a loved one. Services are confidential and free of charge and available to anyone in the Cowichan region.
Clients are served in their homes, in Cowichan Hospice House, in hospital, at residential care facilities and in our Community Services office. When indoor meetings aren’t possible, support is offered by phone, video or meetings in the hospice garden, offering comfort and connection during a time of worry, loneliness and isolation.
Cowichan Hospice is expanding to support more people and families who have been impacted by traumatic deaths – deaths that occurred during pandemic conditions or were unexpected or sudden.
Cowichan Hospice is honoured to provide care in the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the Quw’utsun, Stz’uminus, Halalt, Lyackson, Penelukut, Ts’uubaa-asatx, Ditidaht and Malahat people.
In 2022, 841 people in the Cowichan Region were served by one or more Cowichan Hospice programs supporting:
- Those who are grieving
- People living with serious illness
- Family members and caregivers
- Patients at Cowichan Hospice House and their loved ones
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