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.
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.
Stories of the Heart
Using a program called VoiStory, 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.