What is Hospice?
Hospice care is about living not dying. Hospice care and palliative care share the same principles and in Canada they are one.
Hospice palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for persons with a life-limiting illness.
Hospice palliative care helps make a very difficult lifesituation both manageable and meaningful for the ill person and the family.
The primary goals of hospice care include providing comfort, relieving physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, and promoting the dignity of terminally ill persons.
Hospice care is provided in a person’s home,nursing home, hospital, or at our Hospice House located at 17 McKenzie St.,Madoc ON.
The treatment provided through hospice is aimed at the whole person, not just the disease. Hospice focuses on both the ill person and the family. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team including the doctor., a community nurse, PSW, RPN, hospice volunteer, social worker, nutritionist, and physical therapist.
The Care Services area of our website offers many services to our residents, including the Medical Equipment Loan Program, In Home Volunteer Visiting Program, Financial Assistance Program, Bereavement Support and more.
For more information about these programs check out the links to the left.