Resources

Here’s a link to our Hospice tri-fold brochure¬†which you can print and pass on to a family member. You can also pick up a copy at the Slocan Medical Centre or contact us to get a copy.

The pages under this heading include:

Local Support Services – a listing of services available to palliative individuals and their families in our area.

Recommended Books and media – a listing of books, videos and audio that may be helpful to palliative individuals and their families many of which are available at the local hospice office.

Information Links – This page has links to many of the website that may be of interest to palliative patients and their families.

Funeral Arrangements – Information about all of the options and requirements of arranging a funeral including a listing of local funeral providers, details to consider, sources of financial assistance, and autopsy information.

Advance Care Planning – Information about Advance Directives, Medical Pre-planning and Living Wills.

Pain Control – Information concerning options for pain control, pain management strategies, possible side effects of morphine, misconceptions about morphine and links to other sources of information.

Children and Teens – Covers issues specific to helping children and Teens cope with illness and death.

Grief – A page of information and resources to help you understand and navigate through the process of grieving.

Caregiver Tips – this page covers exactly what it says… tips to help the caregiver remain healthy in both mind and body.

Last Wishes Society – A local society that can give you information, help and support in planning for and dealing with the death of yourself or a loved one.

Vital Statistics Form – The form required at time of death.

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Hospice Room at the Pavilion

Silence

If you stand very still in the heart of a wood
You will hear many wonderful things.
The snap of a twig, the wind in the trees
And the whir of invisible wings.

If you stand very still in the turmoil of life
And you wait for the voice from within.
You will be led down the quiet ways of wisdom and peace
In a mad world of chaos and din.

If you stand very still and hold to your faith
You will get all the help that you ask.
You will draw from the silence the things that you need
Hope, courage, and strength for your task.