We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization providing our Lopez Island neighbors with professional case management, chore and respite services, errands, transportation, and maybe a friendly little game of cribbage. Grief support services, a cancer support group, and a caregiver support group help people going through major changes in their lives. And we have a wide variety of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers and shower benches available for short-and long-term loan.
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support received non-profit status in 1997. Since that time, thanks to regular grants from the Lopez Island Thrift Store and the kindness of so many people, both on and off island, our volunteers have served more than 350 clients and their families over the years.
All our services, including the use of durable medical equipment, are offered without charge regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. Those with short-term, long-term or life-limiting illness or disabilities qualify for our care.
The need for hospice and home support on Lopez Island cannot be overstated. In such a small community, the loss of even one person is greatly felt. Thanks to our volunteers and the generosity of Lopez Islanders, we can help our neighbors stay in their homes during illness or at the end of life, enhancing life on Lopez Island for one and all.
"…I can't believe how lucky we are to have this service."
"How could we manage without our volunteers?"
"The time I now have to devote to myself when the volunteer is here helps me keep going."
"…of all the things my family and I received from all the hospice volunteers, the one of greatest value is the unexpected kindness all the volunteers brought to us and represented to us throughout this ordeal."
Living Long on Lopez - Finding Help at Home
Saturday, October 22, 2-4pm at the Gathering Place in The Hamlet. Want to live on Lopez as long as possible? This is your opportunity to talk to representatives of various service organizations to find out what they offer. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of those "in the know." For more information, contact the Hospice & Home Support office at 468-4446.
Jingle Bell Dinner November 26
It's time to bring out those sparkly sweaters - the Jingle Bell Dinner is just around the corner! Our largest fundraiser of the year, funds from the Jingle Bell Dinner allow us to care for our neighbors on the island. Tickets go on sale in October at Paper Scissors on the Rock. Check back for more information.
An easy way to donate to Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support
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Need Medical Equipment?
We have a wide variety of equipment available, including walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, commodes, toilet seat risers, and other items to make your life easier, long term or short term. Contact the office, 468-4446. Or drop by, 178 Weeks Road, kitty corner from the post office.
Caregiver Support Group
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 1pm at the Hospice & Home Support office, 178 Weeks Road. Drop ins are welcome.
Would you like to volunteer?
Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support is always looking for volunteers.
See How You Can Help.
In case of emergency dial 911
From cell phone: (360) 378-4141
For non-emergency: (360) 378-4151
10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm
Monday - Thursday
Office at 178 Weeks Road