We've been there!
Over 20 Years of service to South & West Muskoka
What is Hospice?
In the middle ages, a hospice was a resting place for travelers on a difficult journey. The modern hospice movement began in London, England in 1967 when Dr. Cicely Saunders founded St. Christopher’s Hospice. Today, a hospice can be a special place where people with life-threatening illnesses are cared for or, like Hospice Muskoka, it is a service that reaches out to people wherever they might live. Hospice or palliative care describes an approach to care that embodies the whole person and their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Hospice Muskoka has been serving the residents of South and West Muskoka since 1995 in the communities of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, Bala, Mactier, Honey Harbour, Kilworthy, Severn Bridge, Vankoughnet and all areas in between!
- Over 50 Professionally trained Visiting Volunteers who provide our clients with compassionate care and bereavement support
- Over 25 Hospice Helpers who raise awareness in the community, fundraise and sit on various committees
- 9 Board Members who guide and support the operations of Hospice Muskoka
- Executive Director who is responsible for Hospice Muskoka operations
- Fundraising & Administrative Coordinator providing support to Volunteers, Clients, Board of Directors, Executive Director, and fundraising & office administration
- Volunteer/Client Coordinator who is responsible client intake and case coordination as well as management, recruiting and training of our volunteers