Responsive & Interactive
Navigation services are provided by specially trained volunteer navigators, in partnership with health care providers. Volunteer navigators will advocate for older adults, facilitate community connections, coordinate access to services and resources, and promote active engagement within the community. Like a helpful neighbour or friend, Nav-CARE volunteers focus on enhancing the quality of life of their clients.
How will the service work?
A trained volunteer will provide regular scheduled visits at your home. The volunteer will:
*Provide support to help you live well with serious illness
*Help identify and access community and healthcare services
*Identify resources that can help with needs now and in the future
*Help when life gets challenging
How Nav-CARE benefits clients:
*Relieves any feelings of loneliness, isolation and anxiety.
*Provides someone for you to talk to about important decisions and future plans.
*Connects you with your community and the world at large.
*Gives help to locate local services and resources to help you manage your illness and well-being.
*Assists you to re-engage in hobbies and other interests.
*Tailors a one-to-one relationship to meet your specific needs.
How to Register:
Call the Volunteer Program Director Tel: 250-495-1590 ext 103
Or email: email@example.com
Or visit us Mon-Thur. 10am to 3pm 22 Jonagold Place in Osoyoos
Volunteer Navigation Partnerships: A Compassionate
Community Approach to Care Serving Oliver, Osoyoos & OK Falls
“Quality of life, isolation, and declining independence become an increasing concern for this fragile population as they learn to live with advancing illness. By pairing them up with hospice volunteers who have additional navigational competency training for regular support visits, and pairing the hospice volunteer up with a nurse or health provider in the local health system for connection if needed, these patients report that they feel more supported and have better quality of life while living with their advancing illness. This approach is considered to be a compassionate communities approach to care and helps build capacity in smaller rural centres.”
Elisabeth Antifeau, Interior Health Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist – Palliative Care