After many years of planning and fundraising, the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home opened February 16 2004 with six beds. An expansion of a further six beds took place and was opened in March 2008.
The home is situated on Crown Land with a lovely unobstructed view of Kamloops and the valley. The patient rooms are all facing north so as to enjoy the wonderful scenery.
In addition to a bed covered with a handmade quilt, each room is furnished with a flat screen TV, fridge, sofa bed, recliner, telephone with a direct access line and has a private bathroom. They are tastefully decorated with art work and hand crafted quilts.
Our large bright tub room has a walk-in shower and a huge Jacuzzi tub accessible with a special powered tub chair or stretcher.
The large kitchen and dining room is welcoming to patients and families with coffee, tea and baked goodies always available. This is where the staff and volunteers prepare and cook delicious meals daily. The outdoor patio and barbeque are accessed from here.
A comfortable lounge gives the house a home-like atmosphere with a fireplace, TV and DVD player and a beautiful view of Kamloops.
Children are always welcome at the Hospice Home and we have a wonderful children’s room full of books, toys, videos and games.
Our resource library is a quiet place to spend some time relaxing . The public is welcome to make use of our extensive selection of end-of-life and bereavement books and CDs. These resources may also be checked out.
There is a smaller kitchen and lounge area which is available for patients and families to have special celebration meals together. This room is also where the Day Program is held weekly.
We have two solariums, one in the middle of the house and another at the far end which offer a relaxed environment with patio doors that open to the garden.