HOSPICE BEDS NEEDED IN DURHAM REGION.
HOSPICE BEDS CURRENTLY IN DURHAM REGION.
THE ANNUAL COST OF END-OF-LIFE CARE IN ONTARIO.
THE COST OF A HOSPITAL BED PER DAY.
THE COST OF A HOSPICE BED PER DAY.
EXPECTED DEATHS THAT REQUIRE HOSPITAL CARE.
EXPECTED DEATHS THAT CAN BE BETTER MANAGED IN A HOSPICE SETTING.
Comfort, Care, Compassion
To better serve individuals in our community who are facing a palliative diagnosis, in February 2018, Durham Region Hospice, a partnership between Durham Hospice and VON Durham Community Corporation, launched Comfort, Care, Compassion, a $15-million capital campaign to support the construction of two new hospice residences in Durham Region and bring this much needed resource to our community.
Hospice care focuses on living – not dying. Individuals are empowered to choose how they navigate their final journeys, and their families receive support in preparing for their loved one’s last stages of life. A nine-bed site in Clarington and 10-bed site in Whitby will provide free and meaningful care in a supportive, flexible and home-like environment. Residents will be cared for by an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals and volunteers who will assist the medical team with comfort measures and pain and symptom management.
Once constructed, these new state-of-the-art facilities will offer private rooms, free parking, unrestricted visiting hours and the ability to live freely, including flexible meals based on each resident’s choice, continuing to live with pets, bathing/showering at leisure, going outside when desired and access to a wide range of non-medical service and program options including spiritual and emotional supports, arts and music and holistic healing practices.
Hospice is about caring, not curing, and the time to care is now. Donate today.
The Comfort, Care, Compassion campaign is running in tandem with the Building for Compassionate Care campaign that launched in October 2017 in support of the planned Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry.
Durham Region Hospice is committed to building hospice residences in Clarington (nine beds) and Whitby (10 beds), enabling Durham Region to help serve approximately 200 to 300 residents and their families per year.
Ways to donate
Every single donation will help Durham Region Hospice bring much-needed hospice residences care to Durham Region through the construction of Durham Region Hospice – Whitby and Durham Region Hospice – Clarington.