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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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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There is an undeniable need for palliative care in Durham Region. Thank you for helping us bring residential hospice care to our community!

You can donate online here.

Or by cheque to:      1615  Dundas Street East, Lang Tower West, Suite 304, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2L1, or call us at:  905-240-4522 Ext 243

You can also contribute to our campaign by hosting a Third Party Event.  Click here for more information and a copy of our Third Party Fundraising Guide: https://durhamregionhospice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/THIRD-PARTY-FUNDRAISING-GUIDE.docx

Dignity is a lifelong, universal need that’s vital to a person’s welfare. It means feeling a sense of worth or respect.

Near the end-of-life, most people have less control over their life due to illness. Therefore, caregivers must act in ways that help preserve the person’s sense of dignity. Hospice maintains patients’ dignity by focusing on their comfort and quality of life.

The concept of dignity varies from person to person and across different cultures, however, the common aspects of dignity in end-of-life care can be illustrated with the acronym C.A.R.E.:

COMMUNICATION: such as explaining and understanding information, both verbally and non-verbally
AUTONOMY: which involves having and providing choices, as well as competence and independence
RESPECT: which includes self-respect, mutual respect, and respect for privacy.
EMPOWERMENT: which can involve self-esteem, pride, and ability to make one's own decisions known and understood

Bringing dignity to patients and their families during end-of-life care is one of the purposes behind Durham Region Hospice's campaign to build residences in both Whitby and Clarington. Help us achieve this by making a donation today to the capital building fund.

Visit us at durhamregionhospice.ca to donate.
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Some comments from family members whose loved ones were cared for so tenderly and lovingly at Hospice Simcoe:

"What you do in this incredibly special place is beyond words and thoughts. Thank you from our hearts to each and every one of you. You've made the heartbreak and pain of losing a parent a little easier with your compassion and care".

“The care they gave my husband during his last week was exceptional. As important was the care they gave to our family. We can never say enough about the staff and volunteers."

Help us bring this same care to residents of Durham. Consider making a donation today to Durham Region Hospice. Visit us at durhamregionhospice.ca.
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