- What is a residential hospice?
- How does care differ in a residential hospice versus a hospital?
- Aren’t hospice services already available in Durham Region?
- How will Durham Region benefit from residential hospice care?
- What is the admission criteria for residential hospice?
- How does an individual with a palliative diagnosis access residential hospice care?
- What is the cost of residential hospice for an individual with a palliative diagnosis?
- How long do residents typically stay in residential hospice?
- Is residential hospice staffed by doctors or nurses?
- What is the Comfort, Care, Compassion campaign and how can I support it?
- How is residential hospice care funded in Ontario?
- What age(s) does residential hospice serve?
- Where in Clarington and Whitby will the new residential hospices be located?
- When will Durham Region Hospice – Clarington and Durham Region Hospice – Whitby be open?
- How is access to a residential hospice bed determined?
- Will Durham Region Hospice – Clarington and Durham Region Hospice – Whitby be available only to Durham Region residents?
- What is the role of a volunteer within a residential hospice?
- How can I become a volunteer with Durham Region Hospice – Clarington or Durham Region Hospice – Whitby?
Residents have access to a private room, unrestricted visiting hours and free parking, which are not always available in a hospital setting and have the opportunity to truly choose how they live their final days. For example, having their pet stay with them, the opportunity to eat meals based on their personal choices and schedule, being able to bathe and shower whenever they want, the opportunity to spend time outdoors, etc. In addition, residential hospice care offers a wide range of non-medical service and program options including emotional and spiritual support for residents and their family members, arts and music programming and holistic healing practices.
Our hospices will work with community and hospital partners as part of the health-care system. We will support individuals and their families through their end-of-life journey in a warm, caring, compassionate environment.
Durham Region Hospice – Whitby will offer 10 beds with the exact location currently being finalized.