HIV/AIDS Supports and Programming
Community-Based Hospice Care Supports for persons of all ages impacted by HIV/AIDS
Providing community hospice care supports for adults and youth living with HIV/AIDS (or those HIV-impacted) in times of short-term crisis and transition, including:
- Personal advocacy for adults and youth through community engagement
- Assist with social services coordination, counseling and facilitated peer support groups for adults
- Volunteer visits to provide psychosocial/spiritual and practical support
- Providing HIV/AIDS education for volunteers and peer support programs within PAC and externally for partnering community agencies and projects
- Medication adherence support for youth
- Connecting to agency supports and disability benefits without status disclosure
In response to the complexities that arise from aging; decades of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs); emerging impacts on vulnerable populations of all ages, our programs are designed with the understanding that while ARV’s allow people to manage and live longer with the virus, they may be experiencing mental and physical health complications. These include side effects of long-term medication use, aging, comorbidities, heightened isolation, stigma and reduced mobility.
Our support groups for persons living with HIV/AIDS offer professional counselling and peer supports which are integral to reducing social isolation and stigma, while increasing a sense of connectedness and well being. The groups offer a safe space to find support, hope, friendship, and opportunities for shared knowledge on managing life with HIV.
For more information please contact our Client Services Department at 416.363.9196, or email [email protected]
With more than 25 years of supporting persons living with HIV/AIDS, you can trust Philip Aziz Centre to care for you.