WELCOME TO THE 2018 HOLLY JOLLY RADIOTHON
Valley Heritage Radio is committed to a new three-year partnership with Hospice Renfrew, as the two organizations will be teaming up for the annual Holly Jolly Radiothon through until at least 2019. The station and the Board of Directors applauds the commitment Hospice Renfrew has made to the people of the Ottawa Valley to provide amazing end-of-life care to those in need and to their families for the past 10 years. In return, VHR will help raise much-needed money for this wonderful facility, which is a vital part of the community not only in Renfrew, but throughout the Ottawa Valley and beyond.
Hospice Renfrew is a six bed palliative care residence providing full time 24/7 nursing care. Our expert palliative team provides physical, emotional and spiritual comfort, free of charge, to all residents of Renfrew County and the nearby area. In the home-like and tranquil environment at Hospice, families are part of a compassionate end-of-life care that celebrates life. We help our residents and families at end of life live as fully as possible. We are a home away from home where our expert care team ensures our residents are able to spend quality time with their family and friends respecting their dignity and living to the end of their life without suffering.
Did you know…
- We were the first rural residential hospice in the Province of Ontario
- We have six beds and offer private rooms and bathrooms in a bright, homey space
- We provide specialized care through our highly-trained staff and volunteers and we care about your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
- We provide emotional support for family members before, during and after care at hospice.
- We offer free grief and bereavement services for residents and family members, as well as other residents of Renfrew County.
- We have 70 active volunteers at Hospice providing 7000 hours of service each year.
- Volunteer Teams include: Reception, Resident and Family Support, Gardening/maintenance, Baking and Fund Development.
- Residents’ pets are allowed to visit and therapy dogs visit weekly.
- We receive 51% of our funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The remaining $630,000.00 we have to fundraise. Our two main fundraisers are the Hike for Hospice and Aikenhead’s Golf Classic.
- Palliative care provides comfort and a high quality of life throughout a life-limiting illness.
- Hospice is about living well. People come to hospice to live well while they get help to manage their symptoms, to give their caregivers a short break or full care when they are approaching the end of their life-limiting illness.
- A typical length of stay at hospice is a few days, weeks or several months.