Desert Valley Hospice Society

Registered Name: DESERT VALLEY HOSPICE SOCIETY

Business Number: 843948563RR0001

Who We Are:

The Desert Valley Hospice Society is a charitable organization committed to supporting excellence in the delivery of hospice palliative care for residents of the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos.  The goal of hospice palliative care is the same regardless of setting, to ensure the best possible quality of life for those dealing with a life limiting illness and their families. 

What We Do:

Public awareness and education: Through media events and presentations, we work to educate community members about hospice palliative care.

Awareness and support: Our trained hospice volunteers are available to assist and support individuals and their families/caregivers through our programs and services, including, one to one client/family support,  hospital/residential care visiting and meal assist, a supportive day program, a therapies program, grief and bereavement support, amongst others.

Fundraising: Our various events supported by the generous donations from our communities are used to help further our vision.

Advocacy:  Supporting people so that they can have a 'good finish' needs to be a key priority of government and health care services.  To that end, we lobby and educate key decision makers to improve support and services for those needing palliative care.

Honouring the Memories of Loved Ones:  Some of our special events, including our Celebration of Caring Hands and Hike for Hospice offer opportunities to honour the memories of loved ones lost to illness.

Caring for Our Communities Into the Future: The care and support of individuals with life-limiting illness is our top priority.  We are also committed to growing our hospice programs and enhancing our abilities to best meet the growing need for hospice, palliative, end of life care and services in our communities.  Our vision is to work with our Health Authority to provide designated hospice beds for the Oliver and Osoyoos area.

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