OSTOMY VISITOR PROGRAM
For People And Their Families Living With An Ostomy or J-Pouch
Who Selects Your Visitor?
The Visitor Coordinator selects your visitor from a list of trained certified visitors; keeping in mind simliar ostomy surgery, age, gender and background. This will be an individual prepared to share positive experiences and knowledge and be a support person over the coming months and years.
Support is likely to be most effective when it is a team effort that includes medical professionals, family and close friends, and the Calgary Ostomy Society visitor. Please request that your family be involved in these visits so that your support team will be more knowledgeable with what your are experiencing. No matter what the outcome, most people need much support from the time of diagnosis and througout the rehabilitation process.
Calgary Ostomy Society has handouts available for you when making an initial visit. Following your surgery, you might not feel like visiting, so this information will be able to enlighten you when you are home. Contact information will be included.
Become A Certified Visitor
If you are a member of Calgary Ostomy Society and wish to become a visitor then you should contact our Visitor Coordinator, who will discuss the visiting program with you and what the selection of visitor candidates involves. The decision to become a visitor and helping others who share the same bond is very rewarding. For current openings, visit our Volunteer Opportunities. Please use the form below, and mention in the comments that you are interested in volunteering.
Please fill out this form to request a visitor.