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Supportive Care  Services

As part of our holistic approach to caring for our residents and their loved ones, we recognize that people are greater beings than their medical illnesses. Each resident arrives with a unique story, filled with their share of joys, sorrows, fears, doubts and confusion. At ARCH Hospice, our goal is to provide a place of peace, comfort, and calmness.

With our highly-specialized and experienced staff, not only is the physical care and comfort of our residents paramount but so is the emotional, spiritual and psychological well-being of our residents and their families. Each component is equally important during the end-of-life experience.

Supportive Care Services offered at ARCH Hospice...

Emotional Support

The end-of-life journey can be a time of deep emotions that are not easily described or even understood. Each journey is unique to each individual; some may come with a sense of peace and calm acceptance or filled with fears and doubts, even at the same time.​ If you are in need of grief support, please contact us or access our Grief and Bereavement tools.

Spiritual Care

At ARCH we believe that death is a step in the journey of life. While we have no designated religious affiliation, we do value the role of spiritual and religious care at the end of life as an important part of this journey. We are here to support all religious traditions and denominations. Our team offers many spiritual support services to residents and family members, inclusive to people of all faiths, cultures and beliefs, including:


  • One-on-one conversations

  • Help in connecting with a tradition that is meaningful

  • Help in planning funerals or other rituals to mark times of loss 

  • Referrals to religious leaders and faith communities

  • Milestone events may be celebrated, such as baptisms, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays

Grief Support

Grief is a normal human reaction to loss. Suffering the loss of a loved one can feel unbearable and life may seem hopeless and set one adrift. At ARCH, we are happy to announce the reintroduction of our grief and bereavement programs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment please contact us.


To help promote a sense of calm, peace, and relaxation, we have introduced complementary therapies, tailored to the needs and wishes of each resident we serve. These therapies include:


  • Regular Mindful Meditation and Wellness Sessions are open to all residents, families, staff and volunteers

  • Non-medicinal relaxation techniques using the breath to promote sleep and stress reduction

  • Body energy work through a volunteer Reiki practitioner is available at no cost for residents upon request

  • Music/Sound Therapy program

  • Creative Arts for relaxation and self-expression

  • Opportunities to create a legacy memory book for loved one

The ABC's of Death Book

We've developed a book to aid in supporting children through grief. The purpose of this book is to help you become more comfortable in supporting children through the uncomfortable topic of death. We have filled this book with tools, tips, and information on ways you can best support children.

Click on the cover to read the book!


From us, to you:

With the support of the Bishop Carter Foundation, we've been able to develop a custom, local book series to support you and your family on your journey. Please feel free to read and/or download the books below. Printed books are available are ARCH.

Looking for Government Support?

The Provincial and Federal Government also offers Supportive Care Services:

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