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Hospice Care

Emotional, social and spiritual support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Hospice palliative care is all about supporting people living with an advanced illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for the person with the illness and their family members.

Our Hospice Care program supports your emotional, psychological, spiritual, practical and social needs. While you may have many health care providers involved in caring for your physical health (including potentially Acclaim Health Nurses or Personal Support Workers) this program is focused on what you may be feeling and thinking about.

This program is offered free of charge through the generosity of our volunteers, funders and donors.

 

Online Referral Volunteer

 

We’re Here to Listen

If you need to talk, we’re here to listen.  Or we can simply provide a comforting presence.

With deep compassion and without judgement, this is your safe space to talk about the good, the bad, and the difficult of your personal situation.

Our team of caring staff and highly skilled volunteers will walk with you on your journey – every step of the way. We will listen, work hard to understand your needs, support you and your family, share resources, and connect you to additional community services as your needs change.

Depending on your wishes and ability, volunteers may be able to take you out for an activity or to socialize.

 

Client Story

Nick, Hospice Patient

Nick shares his story and his experiences with his Hospice Visiting Volunteers

Nick is part of the Hospice Visiting Program here at Acclaim Health, where our caring volunteers meet with isolated, lonely older adults for companionship and conversation.  Nick sees his volunteers at various times throughout the week for around an hour or two. These volunteers have been visiting with Nick for the past several months and they have really helped him become more social.

For his birthday this past summer, Nick’s volunteers got together to arrange a surprise party for him, and upon returning home one day, he found his volunteers and his family in the backyard jumping out and yelling surprise.

“They all popped up, it was so incredible. It was very spontaneous, it was very enjoyable. We had good conversation, we had good tea. You can’t put a price on that it’s just invaluable to have that kind of interaction and that kind of communication between people” Nick shares.

 

Hospice Care Staff Team

Oakville and Burlington
Dee Kearns, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2313

Milton and Halton Hills
Melinda Brown, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2320

News and Events

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Memory Visiting Volunteer Training: Level 1 – January 26, 2019

Make a meaningful difference in the life of someone who is experiencing early to mid-stage memory impairment due to dementia, stroke or brain injury. Our Memory Visiting Training - Level 1 will equip you to be an effective Memory Volunteer by: Providing you with an introduction to dementia and memory impairment Teaching you how to…

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A New Dementia Care Centre is Coming!

Acclaim Health is creating a new, state-of-the-art dementia care centre in Oakville, scheduled to open in early 2020.
The centre will usher in a new era of dementia care, responding to increased demand. The new centre aims to meet the dire need for more care.

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