What is Hospice Palliative Care?
"Palliative care is whole-person health care that is multi-disciplinary in nature, can happen in any care setting, and that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying. It is care which should begin at diagnosis of a life-threatening condition and continues to end of life. It views the patient and the family as recipients of care and continues to include bereavement services for families after the death of their loved one."
-Hon. Sharon Carstairs June 2010
Hospice Palliative Care Fact Sheet from Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
A Roadmap for the Future of Palliative Care in Canada; Senator Sharon Carstairs, June 2010
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Hospice Services are Free
All services provided at Community Hospices are volunteer based and free of charge. Volunteers are highly trained and compassionate individuals ready to help. To learn more about the hospice in your area please click
Types of Hospice
Residential Hospice offers an alternative to those who, for whatever reason, are not able to be cared for at home, but who do not wish to die in a hospital or institutional setting, but require an environment that is patient and family focused.
Community Hospice. In York Region there are 5 Community Hospices, offering various programs and services including in-home volunteer visiting support. To find your local hospice click here for more information.
We live in a diverse cultural community, and local hospices are always ready to accommodate clients of any cultural background.