About Our Home

The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home is operated by the Kamloops Hospice Association. We are a non-profit organization that received its status as a society in December of 1981. It was the vision of a small group of people that lead to the formation of our Association. It came from a sincere desire to support those diagnosed with a terminal illness. In 1983 the first patient volunteers were trained to assist with clients in the community and since we have served thousands of people and their families in the surrounding area by providing community programs and services. On February 16th, 2004, our home opened with six beds, and in 2008 we started on an expansion for six more beds. Today we operate 12 beds, a thrift store and community programs. Our home is partially funded through a contract with Interior Health, fundraising and through generous donations from our community.

House Amenities

  • 12 private suites, each with a self -contained bathroom, a medical grade bed, fold out couch, tv with cable, a mini fridge, and shelves to place your own keepsakes and pictures
  • Set at the Sahali entrance of Peterson Creek Park featuring a stunning view of the city
  • Outdoor areas including gardens, pathways, and sitting areas
  • A dining room and fully equipped kitchen for families
  • Large, comfortable common areas, including a traditional family living room
  • A Serenity Oasis overlooking the Park
  • A Spa-like tub room
  • Free unlimited parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Mobilized & comfort equipment onsite
  • Patient laundry is done onsite
  • Onsite cooked meals for patients

Fees

As of January 1st, the 2024 daily rate for short term stay is $46.59 and is determined by the Ministry of Health. The per diem changes annually. A temporary rate reduction is available for those who qualify.

Admission

Admissions to Kamloops Hospice is through a referral by your healthcare team to Central Intake Interior Health. We admit individuals for end-of-life care, symptom management, and respite. Often the individual’s primary Physician will continue care while in Hospice; however, a Palliative Care Physician is available on call. Hospice beds are short term and are intended for a stay of less than ninety days. Some individuals will return home after their stay and are supported by Home Health or are transferred to a Long-Term Care facility. To refer to Interior Health Central Intake, you may speak to your home health nurse or physician or call 1-800-707-8550.

What to Bring to Hospice

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfort items
  • Small mementoes and photos from home
  • Medications
  • Personal care items
  • Specialty food items to store in mini – fridge

Reach Out to Us!

Facing the journey towards end-of-life care can be overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Our dedicated team at Kamloops Hospice is here to provide unwavering support, comfort, and guidance to both patients and their families.

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