Patient Care Services

Hospice nurses are guides for people and their support group in the journey to the end of life. We always have a nurse on call to answer questions and/or make visits as needed. Our RN staff works with patients and their families to set goals and manage symptoms related to their illness. The focus is the goal of comfort, maintaining dignity and self-determination throughout day-to-day living. We teach and support the caregivers. There is always someone from Hospice just a phone call away.

Equipment Loan Program

Medical equipment for use in the home is provided for Hospice patients. VHOCC also has equipment to loan to the community, although some equipment is reserved for Hospice patients only. By loaning medical equipment items needed for short term use, VHOCC has a positive impact on the environment.

If you have any questions contact the office.  (360) 452-1511

Respite Care

re•spite: an interval of rest or relief

Respite care is available to hospice patients and their families. Pre-arranged, short-term respite support gives the caregiver time off to shop, see a doctor, lunch with friends, rest, relax and recoup. Simply knowing that respite care is available often increases the caregivers’ coping abilities. While respite volunteers do not provide direct nursing services, they do provide gentle support and a caring presence, which allows caregivers time to renew and restore.

If you have any questions contact the office.  (360) 452-1511

Grief Support

VHOCC offers grief and bereavement support services to hospice patients, their families, and to members of the community free of charge. These services include:

  • Structured grief support groups offered several times a year in Sequim and Port Angeles.
    • In Port Angeles, six to eight weeks grief support groups are scheduled three times a year (1 and ½ hour meetings).
    • In Sequim, five-week support groups are scheduled three times a year (2-hour meetings).
    • Follow-up group activities (sack lunches, drop-in meetings, etc.)
  • One-on-one bereavement support.
    • One-on-one bereavement services are arranged by a caring facilitator who will meet with individuals privately, supporting them in their grieving process.
  • Living Alone Now Workshops: A Practical Guide to Living Alone
    • Topics include: Home Maintenance, Cooking for One, Q&A with Mark Harvey from Senior Information & Assistance and Self-Care.
    • “A Practical Guide to Living Alone” is offered twice a year in Sequim and Port Angeles.

Please check the Calendar or call (360) 452-1511 for all grief support group and workshops schedules.

For further information, call Astrid Raffinpeyloz, Volunteer Services Manager at (360) 452-1511.

Community Education

6-Week (six 2-hour sessions) Community Education & Volunteer Training series are offered twice a year. The series is free and open to the public.

Check the Calendar or call (360) 452-1511 for the next Community Education & Volunteer Training series offering.