i. St. Joseph's Villa - Guardian Angel Program

Service Name: Guardian Angel Program

When: Scheduled as needed.

Goal: To provide assistance to residents/patients who are at 'End Of Life', (30% or less on the Palliative Performance Scale).

Program Desciption:  The Guardian Angel Program affirms life and emphasizes dying as a natural process that is neither hastened nor postponed.  End of Life Care at St. Joseph's Health Centre respects each individual's right to die with dignity and peace. 

End of Life training is provided, please inquire through Volunteer Services or Spiritual and Religious Care for more information about this program.

Volunteer Role:

•Guardian angel volunteers sit with residents/patients who are at the end of life stage when the resident/patient has little to no family or family members need respite support.

•Volunteers are also needed to crochet angels that are placed on doors at end of life.