Hospice SENB offers the following free and confidential programs to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties:

In-home Hospice Care 

Hospice SENB provides in-home palliative services for caregivers and clients for respite to any individual referred by their caregivers, healthcare professionals and family members.

These free services directly alleviate stress relief for caregivers by offering compassionate care to the client and enable caregivers to carry out essential services and chores as and when they require. The volunteers can read to clients, go for short walks or drives, or just converse with them and keep them company.

“I had a senior client who lived alone. It was a pleasure to visit with him. I normally dropped by twice a week. He was well enough to leave the house and we would take long walks. He loved to talk, mostly about his family and past career, and sometimes about his treatments and upcoming doctor visits. I always let him lead the conversations. When his health issues changed we would go for drives and sometimes stop at a buffet, those were his favorite. I was with him for over a year. It was sad to say goodbye to him, but he was ready to go.” 

Caregiver Support Groups

If you are a full or part-time caregiver for a family member or a friend with a serious illness, this free support group is for you. 

“During the Caregiver Support Group I learned to let go of my feelings, to make myself a priority and to do my mindful exercises.”

“In so many ways I feel less alone. I felt supported by other participants… it helped me heal.”

“Knowing there is a lot more support out there if and when I need it is comforting. I’m learning to take better care of myself emotionally and physically and I have a lot of resources now to help me with that.”

Grief & Bereavement Support Groups

Our trained volunteers facilitate free bereavement groups for those who have lost a loved one.

“I felt very comfortable from the moment I stepped in. I loved that there was no pressure, if you wanted to share you did. It was nice to know that I was not alone, I felt like I could say anything and not be judged. The grief and bereavement sessions taught me that everything I was feeling was completely normal. It got me out of the house, I met new people and I had a purpose every week.”

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Death Cafe 

Curious about death? Join us for open and honest conversations about death in a non-denominational and safe and supportive environment. Talking about death can lead to a fulfilling life. 

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For more information on any of these free services, email volunteer@hospicesenb.ca.