What does hospice offer
At a time when you need help most, we provide
compassionate care and comfort. For more than 12
years, our services have allowed clients to live
fully in the time that remains, and experience
life's final stage with grace and dignity. We
address emotional and spiritual issues, so you
can have quality time with loved ones.
How to Talk about it
It's easiest to discuss end-of-life wishes
before it becomes a concern. Bring up the
subject of hospice care. Talk to your doctor.
Ask questions. Express your personal ideas and
preferences. Include your family and loved ones.
Then, you can make an informed, thoughtful
decision. Hospice is not a choice about dying.
It's a choice about living, and making the most
of the life you have.
The right care, at the right time
Hospice care is provided for as long as it's
needed. What's more, we offer hospice care
wherever it's best: at home, in an extended care
facility, retirement residences, hospital or
wherever a patient is most comfortable. It's
important to know that we will do our best to
see that you receive the care and support you
need, at a time when you need it most.
How to begin
You, a family member, or friend may call to
request hospices services, or your doctor can
We take referrals from physicians, the Community
Care Access Centre, Clergy/Faith Leaders, Social
Workers; hospital personnel, counsellors,
friends, neighbours or from the individual who
is living with the life-threatening illness. Our staff will
meet with you to review our services, develop a
plan for care, and complete the necessary forms.
How can we help
Serious illness is stressful for patients
and their families alike. It's important to have
someone who can provide a sense of calm, answer
questions and help all of you face the
challenges and changes that lie ahead. In the
end, Hospice Muskoka can make this journey
easier, trust us to be there for you.
Grief and Bereavement Programs
Our dream is to open a free standing residential
hospice with 24 hour care for those who have no need or desire to be in hospital.
Hospices offer an alternative for people living
with a life-threatening illness, who can no
longer be cared for in their own homes. They
offer compassionate and cost effective care for
people who do not require the expensive and
highly technical care available in an acute care
hospital unit. When a cure is no longer
achievable, the hospice is a warm, home-like
setting, where the focus is on quality of life,
and sharing with family and friends.