Established in 1992, Dundas County Hospice provides services at no charge to those in Dundas County with life- threatening illness. An accredited member of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, we strive to give our clients and their families the practical and supportive help they need.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Visiting Volunteers: Trained (online Palliative Care Course), screened (police checked and referenced) and supervised volunteers who can visit the home for companionship at the client’s convenience, also offering respite for the caregiver.
- Palliative Day Program: A weekly program designed for clients to get together for a meal, social interaction and activities. Clients choose their level of participation depending on how they feel. An RN is present. Transportation can be arranged. Allows for caregiver respite. Spaces are currently available.
- Equipment Loan Program: Short and long-term loan of equipment such as electric lift chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, bath chairs, raised toilet seats, RoHo cushions. Full list attached.
- Caregiver Support Program: One-on-one support for caregivers offered by staff or volunteers. Workshops and/or support group offered as determined by demand.
- Bereavement Support Program: One-on-one support for grieving family and friends offered by staff or volunteers. Workshops and/or support group offered as determined by demand.
- Complementary Therapies: In-Home complementary therapies such as foot care, massage for pain control, meditation, hair care, etc is offered for clients who are home-bound.
- Hospice Palliative Care Course: Offered online by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and supported locally by our Director of Client and Volunteer Services.
- Other: Support, link to other Community Support Services, advocacy, library of resources.
Please contact us for more details about our Equipment Loan Program or any of our other Hospice programs.