Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley exists to assist individuals and families in recognizing and accepting death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process.
Hospice is a holistic form of palliative care which aims to make the last months of life comfortable and peaceful for patients, their families and their caregivers. Hospice improves quality of life, not only for patients, but also for their family and friends. The patient, family, medical representatives, social workers and caregivers are considered an integral team. Hospice is not a place, it is a concept. The focus is on caring, not curing; on life, not death. Quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and personal dignity are all part of hospice care’s compassion and progressive vision.