Our Social Worker is available to residents and families for support and counselling. Social Work can also link you with community resources or discuss other practical matters affecting you or your family. Our Social Worker will attempt to meet you after admission, however you are welcome to request Social Work assistance through a staff member or by leaving a voicemail at ext. 257
The next of kin will receive a call from our bereavement coordinator 3-4 months after the death of a resident to check in on the well-being of loved ones and provide bereavement resources if needed.
Family Time is a group for family or friends who have had a loved one die at Lisaard House or Innisfree House. Family Time gathers twice a month for “coffee and conversation”. One group meets at each house. The groups are led by a social worker. They are a chance for sharing, helping and learning after a loss. The groups have no start or stop date. One can join at any time after a loss and continue as long as it is helpful. Both groups run all year long although they are sometimes cancelled for weather or vacation. Members say it is very helpful to share with others who have had a loss.
Family Time meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the following times:
Lisaard House from 12:30 to 2:30pm / Innisfree House from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Please call either Hospice before attending the first time in order to confirm that the group is in session that day.