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What We Do

The National Standard of Hospice Palliative Care recommends connecting with your local hospice soon after you or your family receive a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.  It is an excellent way to get the support you and your family may need as you adjust to the diagnosis and treatment protocol, or when it becomes clear that treatment outcomes will not alter the course of the illness.

Developing a palliative care plan while you are well enough to share your wishes is vital to ensuring your palliative needs are understood. 

Hospice Muskoka can help.

Hospice Muskoka support services are available to all residents of Muskoka Lakes, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Georgian Bay Townships, including Wahta First Nation and Moose Deer Point First Nation and, by extension, their families.

Andy's House

Hospice Muskoka's premier palliative care home. Andy’s House provides specialized clinical staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Arm Around Shoulder

Grief & Bereavement Support

Our specially trained grief support volunteers provide emotional, spiritual and psycho-social support to individuals of all ages and families who are anticipating a death or experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one or friend.

Advance Care Planning

 Helping you capture your wishes regarding health care and dying, to ensure your goals are respected and met.

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Caregiver with Patient

Caregiver Support in the Home

Hospice Muskoka’s caregivers provide friendly in home visits for home-bound individuals including companionship, giving family and caregivers the opportunity to attend to other matters or take a well-deserved break.

Stories of the Heart

Hospice Muskoka’s  “Stories of the Heart” volunteers work with our clients to capture their memories and stories, share and preserve their values and wisdom in a confidential secure way.  The sharing of their final “Stories of the Heart” is at the discretion of our clients.  Over time, we have found that these stories and insights help families with their loss, grief and bereavement and are often used to help create eulogies and memorials.

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