Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. What shall I bring when I come into the Hospice Home?
A. Please bring your personal toiletries, denture container, dressing gown, slippers, razor and any other personal items you may need.
All current medications.
Family pictures for your room.
We do provide wheelchairs and walkers.
Q. Can I bring valuables?
A. It is requested you do not bring cash or valuables with you. If necessary we have do have a safe located in Administration. Kamloops Hospice cannot accept responsibility for valuables in your possession.
Q. Is smoking/vaping allowed at the Hospice Home?
A. Smoking/vaping are not allowed inside the building. Our patients are allowed to smoke/vape outside the building in the designated patient smoking area only. Visitors must smoke/vape only in designated area, just off main property. All patient cigarettes/lighters are stored at the nurses station and available on request.
Q. Is the use of cannabis allowed?
A. Patients can smoke cannabis in the designated outdoor smoking area. All cannabis products are locked in the Nurses Station and are available when requested, as directed by referring physician.
Q. What about Alcohol?
A. Patients and visitors are able to enjoy their favourite beverage in moderation. Alcohol is only permitted in patient rooms.
Q. Can I bring a computer into the Hospice Home?
A. Yes. We have wireless internet access for your convenience.
Q. Can I use a cell phone in Hospice?
A. Cell phones are allowed but request patients and family set ring tone to vibrate. Each patient room has a telephone with a direct line access. Local calls are free. If calling long distance we can accommodate calling cards – staff can assist with this.
Q. Can children come to visit?
A. Children are welcome at the Hospice Home. We have a wonderful children’s room equipped with toys, books, videos and games. (Childrens Room is temporarily closed due to the pandemic)
Q. Is there a cost to stay at the Hospice Home?
A. There is a nominal daily fee to stay at the Hospice. The staff would be happy to discuss this charge and payment options available with you.
Q. Are pets allowed in the Hospice House?
A. Well behaved pets are permitted to visit in the patient’s room but must be on a leash in the hallways and are not allowed in common areas. Pets are not allowed to stay overnight.
Q. Where can I find further Palliative/Hospice information?
A. Kamloops Hospice Association has an extensive lending library located at the Hospice Home. A comprehensive selection of books, videos, and tapes are available covering all aspects of Hospice palliative care including information on grief and bereavement. You are welcome to contact our team directly with specific questions. (see below for link to contacts)