Comfort, Care, Compassion: bringing residential hospice care to Durham Region

There is an undeniable need for palliative care in Durham Region – help us bring residential hospice care to our community!

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HOSPICE BEDS NEEDED IN DURHAM REGION.

1

HOSPICE CARE CENTRES IN DURHAM REGION.

4.7 billion

THE ANNUAL COST OF END-OF-LIFE CARE IN ONTARIO.

1100

THE COST OF A HOSPITAL BED PER DAY.

460

THE COST OF A HOSPICE BED PER DAY.

5

EXPECTED DEATHS THAT SHOULD BE MANAGED IN A HOSPITAL.

95

EXPECTED DEATHS THAT CAN BE BETTER MANAGED IN A HOSPICE SETTING.

15 million

15 MILLION: OUR GOAL – HELP US BRING HOSPICE RESIDENCE CARE HOME TO DURHAM REGION!

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.

Campaign goal

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.

 

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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.

 

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Get involved

As we work to raise the funds required to build two hospice residences in Durham Region and help provide support for those with a palliative care diagnosis, we need your support!

 

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Durham Region Hospice
Wow! What an amazing event we had on Wednesday, November 17 as we held our fourth annual Handbags for Hospice Durham - virtual for the first time. A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors and especially Deighton Associates Ltd. for your community leadership and support as we bring two new hospice residences to Durham Region. Thank you to Layne the Auctionista. Your energy is beyond belief. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to the event and golden tickets for the Louis Vuitton package. A special thanks to LiveWire Media Productions who taught us a lot about producing an event with patience and calmness every step of the way. And most of all thank you to everyone who attended, who bid and bid again on both our silent and live auction items, and who made direct donations to either the Clarington or Whitby hospice. The number of attendees was off the charts according to Trellis who hosted the event on our behalf. We’ve had such positive feedback and we are thrilled you had a great time and even more thrilled that we raised over $95,000. Again, wow!@@handbagsforhospicedurham Committee ... See MoreSee Less
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The Bowmanville Kinsmen Club presented a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Durham Region Hospice - Clarington. Durham Region Hospice Clarington Board members in attendance for the cheque presentation were Leo Blindenbach, Charles Ewert, Kirk Kemp, Joe Tilley and Willie Woo.Thank you Bowmanville Kinsmen Club for your generous donation and your ongoing support!#durhamregionhospice #bowmanvillekinsmenclub ... See MoreSee Less
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