Our Residential Hospice can accommodate two residents at a time, and has plenty of space for family members and friends to have privacy, time for reflection and share memories with their loved one. Staff and trained volunteers ensure that each resident is treated with dignity, respect and the highest standard of care. There is no cost to the resident or their family.
The House is appropriate for individuals and families who can benefit from an alternative to their own home and whose diagnosis and care needs have progressed to a point beyond which their care can be managed in their own home. It is a very supportive environment as well, for people who are alone, or without family to assist them.
The criteria for admission primarily involves agreement of the physician and family that the individual is in the final stages of a life-limiting illness. A health care professional will assess the palliative performance of the patient and determine if they are appropriate for admission.
The family physician/practitioner may remain involved and oversee care, or they may transfer care to a palliative physician when the resident is admitted to the hospice. Nursing staff and/or Personal Support Workers will provide care in the hospice, as well as trained Volunteers and Hospice staff who play a very important role in assisting with care and supporting families of hospice clients.
For further information or to discuss admission to the residential hospice, please contact our Residential Coordinator at (613) 473-1880.