Hospice Palliative Care ? Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice

?The hospice has four private rooms, each with home-like features and amenities as well as ceiling lifts and electric beds. We have a team of experienced care providers including nurses, doctors, counsellors and volunteers who provide extra support .

Features

  • Lounge for visiting, reading and dining
  • Unique sacred space
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Counselling room
  • Staffed 24-hours with registered nurses
  • TV and telephone in each room, wireless internet

About the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice 

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice is a partnership between the Squamish Hospice Society and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). We have a team of experienced care providers including nurses, doctors, counsellors and a large group of volunteers who provide extra support.

The hospice is staffed 24 hours a day with registered nurses. The palliative care on-call physicians visit daily throughout the week and are on-call on the weekends.

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice is located on the traditional homelands of the Squamish Nation and serves Sea to Sky residents who live on the traditional homelands of the Squamish, Lil'wat, N'Quatqua, Samahquam, Skatin and Xa'xtsa First Nations.

Hospice features

The hospice has four private rooms, each with a washroom, telephone, TV with cable and wireless internet. Rooms also have ceiling lifts, electric beds and home-like furniture. The hospice is air-conditioned and all the bedrooms are of equal size. We can help you arrange mobility equipment as required.

A lounge provides a relaxing area for visiting, reading and dining. There are televisions and assorted media equipment in the lounge. We ask that this area be kept free of music and loud noise except during hospice-organized events.

The hospice also has a unique sacred space, a counselling room and a large, multipurpose resource room. Families, guests and patients may use a small kitchenette for their individual needs.

Watch a virtual tour of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice.


Safety and security

The front door is locked at all times. There is a video camera security system, and smoke detector and sprinkler system throughout the building.

Housekeeping and laundry

Housekeeping and laundry are provided.

Community amenities

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice is a short distance from downtown Squamish, where you can find grocery stores, coffee shops and community facilities.

Food service

Three full meals are prepared daily, with snacks and access to beverages. Visitors may dine with clients, please ask the nursing staff about ordering meals.

Personal belongings

We welcome patients to bring belongings to the hospice to be comfortable and to make their room more home-like.

Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice is not responsible for the loss, disappearance or damage of any personal items. We suggest clients provide insurance for any valuables that remain at the hospice.

Visiting hours

Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time. Upon arrival visitors must sign in at the nursing station. The front door is always locked. To request entrance, ring the bell or use the entry code for the keypad, which is next to the front door (hospice staff can provide you with the entry code).

Family and visitors can bring their own laptops and devices to hospice. Free Wifi is available.

Room features

Furnishings

Each room has a wardrobe for patients' personal clothing, a bedside locker, fully electric bed with ceiling lift, a sleeper couch and access to electric recliner chairs.

Each room has a Smart TV, a telephone and wireless internet.

All bedrooms have pull out couch for visitors. Visitors must inform the nurse in-charge if they intend to stay overnight. There is a private family shower room for visitors to use.

Hospice mission and philosophy of care

Our mission statement
To provide specialist care to patients, caregivers and families who are facing complex physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-limiting illness.

We believe in respecting the individual's dignity and choices and enhance the quality of care for patients in all care settings through partnership, collaboration, advice and education.

We recognize that our greatest resource is our highly trained and skilled workforce and the community of volunteers and supporters who have together developed the strong sense of shared ownership enabling us to excel.

Our vision

Our vision is to provide accessible, auditable and accountable end of life care, reflecting evidence-based practice. We promote living life and making every moment count and to ensure that our environment includes the essential supportive services needed to meet personal, emotional and practical needs, as well as treating the medical symptoms.

Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice

38146 Behrner Drive
Squamish, BC
V8B 0C8
Phone: 604-892-6051
Fax: 604-898-1514

Hours of operation

?The hospice is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time.

Referral

?Call the Hospice Palliative Care Access Line in your community to access our services.

Parking & transportation

?Free visitor parking is available at the hospice.

Eligibility

?Visit the Eligibility page in our home and community care section to learn more. 

To learn how to access, call the Palliative Care Access Line in your community (not the facility).

Resources

?Visit the Coastal Palliative Care website.

Visit the Hospice Palliative Care page to learn more about our services.

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  • What are the costs for this location? Hospice residents are charged a flat minimum monthly rate, as mandated by the Ministry of Health . If your stay is less than the full month, the amount that you pay will be prorated. If you or your family are unable to afford this fee, your financial situation can be assessed to see if you qualify for a temporary rate reduction.

  • What are the policies? In our pet policy, we cannot accommodate pets to stay. However, pets are welcome visitors. Visiting pets need to be in good general health (free of skin disease, ectoparasites), house-trained, good tempered, well-groomed and have documented up-to-date vaccinations.

    We also have a smoking policy. All VCH facilities are smoke-free. No smoking is permitted on the Sea to Sky Community Hospice property or grounds.

    Patients may smoke in the designated smoking area as long as they are able to smoke safely and independently, or have a visitor accompany them at all times.

  • Smoking is never permitted for clients using oxygen. Please do not give matches, lighters or cigarettes to clients you do not know.