By: Barrie Christian Hospice  09-12-2011

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."                   (Luke 1:78-79)

Services Provided By Barrie Christian Hospice

Who can benefit from the services that Barrie Christian Hospice provides?

Barrie Christian Hospice welcomes requests for care from any person whether that person is a Christian or a non-Christian who wants to know about Jesus Christ. The intended beneficiaries of Barrie Christian Hospice are those people facing terminal illness, but can also include the elderly, disabled or any person living with an illness at any age. The family members and friends of the patient and their caregivers also benefit from the assistance and support they receive through the activities of the visiting volunteers.

How does the hospice visit take place?

The activities of the hospice volunteer take place during scheduled visits with the patient in the patient's home whether that be a private home, nursing home or hospital. For example, the hospice volunteer may visit their patient two or three times each week for an hour or two and give companionship to the patient. The volunteer may listen quietly to the patient when they wish to talk, share a cup of tea, read to them, write letters for them upon their request, while assisting with basic comfort measures. The volunteer may also provide periods of respite for the caregiver, and do small errands such as pick up groceries.

What if the patient chooses not accept Christ?

Recognizing that when God created us, He gave us a free will to choose Him or to reject Him, we, as volunteers bringing the Word of the LORD, acknowledge that some patients will choose to receive the Gospel message and others will not; therefore we do not impose on others the gift that God freely gives to all people, yet we continue to carry out the work of care and support for the patient and their family with Christ-like love and compassion.

                     "For this, I have Christ"