Hospice Simcoe

Overview of programs and Services::

Hospice Palliative Care aims to improve quality of life for those living with life-limiting illnesses. This comprehensive model of care includes pain and symptom management in conjunction with social, psychological, spiritual and practical support.

Support is available from the initial diagnosis of the illness for as long as support is required. Most clients come to us after receiving a cancer diagnosis but our supports are available for anyone living with any life threatening illness. This includes, but is not limited to HIV/AIDS, end-stage lung, kidney or heart disease, ALS and advanced neurological conditions.
Hospice Simcoe’s Visiting Volunteer Program is a valuable part of the Palliative approach to care in the community. Our trained volunteers add to the support provided by your care circle and provide non-medical support in the comfort of your own home.

When a cure is no longer possible, our volunteers can provide support which may include:

Companionship, empathy & a listening ear
Legacy work (ex. letter writing)
Simple comfort measures (ex. Hand massage)
The 10 bed residence at Hospice Simcoe assists people who are dying to live with dignity and comfort in a place that feels like home. We are able to provide 24 hour nursing care including pain and symptom management, social, psychological, spiritual and practical support. We also support family members with their bereavement needs. Our average length of stay is about 10 days, however it can be as brief as a few hours or as long as a few months.
Hospice Simcoe provides emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support to individuals, families and agencies, who are anticipating a death or experiencing grief due to loss of a loved one or friend. This support is available whether or not you have had previous contact with Hospice Simcoe.

What languages are your services offered in?:

English

Is your program designated as a hospice palliative care program/service?:

Yes

What population of hospice palliative care patients/clients does your program/service currently serve?:

All Ages

What are your admission/referral criteria?:

Community Visiting and Bereavement are self referral.
For residential admission a Home and Community Care, Client Care Coordinator will complete an assessment and referral prior to your admission to Hospice Simcoe. Contact the LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) by calling 705-721-8010.

We encourage people to include Hospice in their end of life plan early. A referral can be made before the individual is ready to come to Hospice. However, for people who make this decision late, we are happy to help you get a referral.

Admissions are based on an assessment tool that identifies the person most in need of the bed. Length of time on the referral list is not considered when prioritizing patients for admission.

Your hospice palliative care program/service provides support and/or care for the following:

Cancer
Cardiovascular Disease
Infectious Diseases (ie HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C)
Neurological Disorders
Renal Disease
Respiratory Disease
Care for all conditions
Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement
Emotional/Spiritual Support

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family? "What can you do for me?":

Hospice Simcoe’s vision is to be a leader in palliative care, community and bereavement support through compassion, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our mission is to provide meaningful support to those touched by a life limiting illness, thereby enhancing quality end of life.

Animal Therapists:

In Program or Service

Art Therapists:

Upon Request

Bereavement:

Dedicated Staff

Coordinators:

Dedicated Staff

Bereavement Support:

Dedicated Staff

Child and Youth:

Dedicated Staff

Coordinator/Counselor:

Dedicated Staff

Clinical Counselors:

Dedicated Staff

Complementary Therapists:

Dedicated Staff

Complementary Therapies:

Dedicated Staff

Day Program:

Dedicated Staff

Dietitians:

Upon Request

Education:

Upon Request

Educational Coordinators:

Upon Request

Grief Group Facilitator:

Dedicated Staff

Home Consultation Services:

Dedicated Staff

Nurses:

Dedicated Staff

Personal Support Workers:

Dedicated Staff

Pain Symptom Management:

Dedicated Staff

Physicians:

Dedicated Staff

Respiratory Therapists:

Dedicated Staff

Social Workers:

Dedicated Staff

Spiritual/Pastoral Support:

Dedicated Staff

Volunteer Coordinators:

Dedicated Staff

Volunteer Support:

Dedicated Staff



Executive Contact Information:                          Sandra Dunham - Executive Director
705-722-4438 Ext. 225 * Sandra@hospicesimcoe.ca

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Contact Information

Address:
336 Penetanguishene Road R.R. #1
Barrie,  Ontario
L4M 7C2
Contact Name: Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director
Phone: (705) 722-5995
Fax: (705) 722-0716
 

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