Hospice Wellington


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Our Mission

In your home or ours, Hospice Wellington offers excellent support and care to individuals and families through their end-of-life journey and grief.

This is offered through:

    • Programs that support a dignified transition from diagnosis to end-of-life
    • The hearts and skills of trained volunteers and staff

What are your admission/referral criteria?

Hospice Wellington Admission Guideline Statements

Admission Guideline statements provide a systematic, thoughtful, inclusive and consistent foundation for admission decision-making for all potential clients of Hospice Wellington Residential Hospice. Final admission decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis with consideration to priority needs in addition to these guidelines by the Director of Care in consultation with the Palliative physician, Most Responsible Physician (MRP), CCAC Case Manager and/or referring health care provider.

Referrals are welcome from collaborative care partners and health care providers. All applications and inquiries will be considered. If a bed at Hospice Wellington is neither available at time of need nor the appropriate care setting, as determined by the Director of Care, every attempt will be made to link the applicant to the appropriate resources.

Admission Guideline Statements

  • The applicant is a resident of the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN or has a relative residing in Waterloo-Wellington.
  • The applicant will have a life-threatening illness, a prognosis of three (3) months or less as determined by a palliative physician or MRP, and if receiving treatment, is palliative in nature versus curative.
  • The applicant is determined to be in the final stage of the transitional phase of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) – 40% or less.
  • Prior to admission, the applicant and/or their family, their Power of Attorney (POA)
    and/or Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) agrees to the philosophy of hospice
    palliative care as it pertains to “allowing natural death”.
  • Prior to admission, the applicant and/or family identifies and discusses their goals of care during their stay at Hospice Wellington as end-of-life care, quality of
    living until death, pain and symptom management and comfort measures.

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident, and/or family?

"What can you do for me?"

We provide warm, compassionate and skilled support to end-of-life and bereavement clients regardless of age, diagnosis, ethnicity or culture in the Guelph, Wellington County area.