What is Hospice Palliative Care?
Hospice palliative care is aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with or dying from an advanced illness, and for the bereaved. This care includes pain and symptom management in conjunction with social, psychological, spiritual and practical support. Hospice palliative care affirms life and regards dying as part of the normal process of living, while offering a support system to help the resident and family cope during the illness and throughout their own bereavement.
At Hospice Simcoe, all staff and volunteers are committed to providing such care. The individuals and families we serve are at the centre of care. We are here to assist, educate, support and guide you and your family through your journey.
We ease the pain by providing compassionate care and support to the dying and the bereaved in Simcoe County.
For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before, during and after their journey.
We are professionals and experts at palliative care bereavement support.
We are empathetic and understanding.
We respect and honour the life of everyone.
We work together to provide compassionate care and support.
We are honest, fair and reliable.
Commitment to Inclusivity
Hospice Simcoe staff and volunteers believe every person has the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sex, or sexual orientation.
Protected Grounds; Ontario Human Rights Commission: www.ohrc.on.ca
Hospice Simcoe recognizes that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. We acknowledge the enduring presence of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people on this land and are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect.
Miigwech / Thank you
Hospice Simcoe’s staff and volunteers are proud to have participated in Safer Spaces training during the fall of 2019. With the guidance and support from the Safer Spaces Team, we have updated policies, procedures and integrated an inclusive environment to all aspects of our hospice palliative care programs.
Safer Spaces’ services is an important resource to allow Hospice Simcoe to become an inclusive, accessible and non-judgemental organization for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
To find out more about Safer Spaces, visit SaferSpaces.ca