Hospice House has 12 rooms to allow clients a place to live during their final weeks.
Individuals at end-of-life can also stay at Hospice House temporarily for pain and symptom management and/or to allow families a break from caregiving.
Who can be admitted to Hospice House?
The following criteria are used to determine eligibility:
Please note that referrals for admission are considered on an individual basis taking into consideration care requirements
- They have a palliative diagnosis and are living with a progressive, life-limiting illness
- They are residents of the North Okanagan (individuals from other locations within the Interior Health Authority region can be admitted depending on room availability)
- They have a family physician who supports a referral to Hospice House and has registered them with the appropriate palliative care benefits program
- Their goal of care is palliative and comfort-oriented, rather than focused on cure
- They consent to admission to Hospice House and the hospice palliative care philosophy
- They reside in their own home or in an Assisted Living facility
- As of January 2017, the daily fee charged to Hospice House clients is $36.30 (this fee is set by the BC Ministry of Health)
- Most medications, supplies and equipment are paid for by the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program
- Volunteer support at Hospice House is provided free of charge
- Services available to Hospice House clients and families, such as complementary and pet therapies, social work support and bereavement follow-up, are provided free of charge
If you would like more information about eligibility for admission to Hospice House, speak to your family doctor, call Community Integration Health Services at 250-541-2200, or call Hospice House directly at 250-503-1855.