Caregiver Support

Hospice Services

705-324-7323 ext 550

#3-2 Kent St. W.
Lindsay, ON
K9V 2Y1

Are you caring for someone with a life-limiting illness?

Whether you’re just starting out as a caregiver, or you are well versed, there’s a lot to know and learn. So much so that you might feel overwhelmed or unable to move forward.

Join us to connect with others who share similar experiences, to explore the challenges of caregiving, to practice self care, to gain and share new knowledge and skills, and for support.  Caregiving responsibilities often increase and change as the recipient’s needs increase, which may result in additional strain on the caregiver. Caregivers can be unpaid family members or friends.  Informal or unpaid caregivers are the backbone of care provided in people’s homes.  We are here to support you.  Our Caregiver Support groups meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

This is a free program available by Zoom or reserved seating, please call 705-879-4123 ext 500.

At Hospice Services, we recognize the stress and anxiety many caregivers experience while caring for a loved one living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Our Caregiver Support Group offers fellow caregivers an opportunity to share practical information and advice along with a safe and empathetic space for honest discussion and emotional support.

Please call Hospice Services and speak with our Team Lead for more information.

Volunteer Care Companions are specially trained volunteers and are a vital part to our care team. Our volunteers offer compassionate emotional, spiritual, and practical support to a client and their family.

A volunteer Care Companion can:
• Provide respite for you as a caregiver – your volunteer will stay with your loved one while you do errands or attend an appointment
• Offer companionship and a supportive, non-judgmental ear
• Prepare light snacks/meals
• Accompany someone for a walk, to appointments, etc.
• Assist with writing journals or letters, helping to create a memory box or scrapbook of one’s life
• Read together, play cards, assist with crafts or hobbies

***Volunteers DO NOT provide medical care or housekeeping

Please call Hospice Services and speak with our Team Lead for more information.