Light housekeeping, meal prep, help with paying bills, errands, transport to on-island appointments, grocery shopping, light gardening, lawn mowing, wood stacking, respite care, social visits, reading out loud, trash and recycle pickup, and other help as needed.
If you are interested in grief and loss support, please call the office at 468-4446. Individual counseling is available.
The Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support Caregiver Support Group invites Lopezians to join together and discuss the challenges and rewards of care giving. Held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Hospice & Home Support office. All caregivers are welcome.
If you are interested in cancer support, please contact the office at 468-4446. Individual counseling and group support is available, depending on need.
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support has a wide variety of medical equipment residents can borrow in times of need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, commodes, and toilet seat risers. There is no charge for this service. If you need something, please come to the office at 178 Weeks Road from 10am-12n and 1-3pm Monday through Thursday. If the office is closed and it is an emergency, contact Fons Wynen at 468-2260, or Tom Ruggles at 468-3266.
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support sends out two newsletters each year. Filled with stories, caregiving tips, information, and encouragement, the newsletter is one way we can "get the word out" to the Lopez Island Community and beyond. If you have not received your newsletter and would like to be on our mailing list, please call 360-468-4446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support also contacts those who have lost loved ones - an initial support letter, tips for the holidays, and an anniversary letter.
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support maintains a library of books that can be checked out at no charge. Topics include caregiving, cancer, death and dying, spirituality, and dementia. Please come to the office during business hours.
Our direct care volunteers receive 32 hours of training which covers the important issues and information necessary to be considered a qualified one on one, supportive volunteers. Training also includes how to best support clients in different medical and emotional situations. Direct care support provides respite for family or paid caregivers, and friendly visits for socialization, reassurance, and active listening. Assistance with correspondence and bill paying, personal care, and meal preparation are also included in the support we provide.
Associate care volunteers receive an hour-long training, familiarizing them with our organization and what we do. Associate volunteers provide practical support for our clients such as transportation to on-island appointments, gardening, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. Associate care volunteers also provide administrative support and help out with our fundraising efforts.
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In case of emergency dial 911
From cell phone: (360) 378-4141
For non-emergency: (360) 378-4151
10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm
Monday - Thursday
Office at 178 Weeks Road