In addition to our residential hospice care at Ty Watson House, our society offers education, holistic care and professional counselling services for individuals and their family members before, during and after residential hospice care takes place.
Anticipatory grief is the mourning that occurs when a death is imminent or expected. Caregivers and the patient will start the process of grieving as you anticipate the possibility of death and how this will impact yourself and your loved ones.
The Alberni Valley Hospice Society has counsellors and skilled volunteers available to support individuals and families who need assistance expressing conflicting feelings, dealing with new demands and the life changes that occur during this process. This service is open to all members of the community; your loved one does not have to be a resident at Ty Watson House in order to receive anticipatory grief support.
Our fully trained volunteers provide home visits on a regular or as needed basis to assist clients with errands, outings and companionship.
Respite and vigil sitting provides a needed break for both the caregiver and the care receiver. Our volunteers can be scheduled to provide respite and vigil care in the home, the community, hospital or Ty Watson House.
If you or your caregiver would like a break from your current caregiving situation, talk to us about a short term stay at Ty Watson House. Taking a few days to rest and be cared for by our house team and medical staff may be just what you need.