Kamloops Hospice Association

By: Kamloops Hospice  09-12-2011

  • Hospice is not a place; it is a concept of care.
  • Hospice palliative care helps people with life-threatening and terminal illnesses live as comfortably and as fully as possible, in a home-like setting. The focus is on caring, not curing; and on life, not death. Hospice care also extends to friends and family members, helping them care for their loved one and to care for themselves during times of grief.
    "Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying" Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
  • Resource Library accessible to the public.
  • Kamloops Hospice Association has a very large lending library located at the Hospice Home. A comprehensive selection of books, videos, and tapes are available covering all aspects of Hospice palliative care including information on grief and bereavement.
  • The sunflower is the international symbol of Hospice. It produces and sows many seeds, symbolizing the many volunteers who bring hope to the terminally ill and their families. Sunflowers turn to the light, seeking the sun. They show strength and character in times of adversitity.