Matthews House Hospice


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What are your admission/referral criteria?

  • Anyone with a life threatening diagnosis
  • Anyone caregiving for someone with a life threatening diagnosis
  • Anyone grieving a significant loss/ death/ impending death

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

“What can you do for me?”


We offer non-medical support for the individual and their family (whole unit of care)

Program streams offered include:

          a) Wellness activites (such as Reiki, Thereapeutic Touch, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Yoga, etc.)

          b) Education and Advocacy on Power of Attourney, Advanced Care Directives, Compassion Protocol, Exepected Death Protocol preparations

          c) In-home support, where ever home may be (visiting volunteers, assistance with transportation, etc.)

          d) Case Management with clients developing their own care plans and modifying planse as necessary

         e) Support groups for people diagnoses with a life threatening illness, support groups for those experincing grief/ bereavement, support groups for those caregving for someone with a life threatening illness

We emphasize changing care. These means the client is in control of their care plan and make the decisions in how their plan will unfold. Support is provided to the whole family, and family conferences are supported, when appropriate. A care team of support people is developed so support the transitions along the journey. A holistic view of the person is addressed both for the individuals and their families. A range of wellness, well-being, and enjoyable activities supplement the formal support programs offered.

The supports and programs offered aim to address the psychosocial, social, emotional support needs of our clients. 

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

 

 

 

 

Art Therapists

 

 

Bereavement Coordinators

Bereavement Support

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Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

Clinical Counsellors

Complementary Therapists

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Complementary therapies

 

Day Program

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Dietitians

 

 

 

 

Education

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Educational Coordinators

 

 

Grief Group Facilitator

 

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Home Consultation Services

 

 

 

 

Home Support (Homemaking)

 

 

 

 

Inpatient consultation

 

 

Inpatient Facility (PCU)

 

 

 

 

Music Therapists

 

 

 

 

Nurses

 

 

 

 

Nursing Visits

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

 

 

 

 

Outpatient Clinics

 

 

 

 

Personal Support Workers

 

 

 

 

Pain & Symptom Management

 

 

 

 

Pharmacists    

 

 

 

 

Physicians

 

 

 

 

Physician Visits

 

 

 

 

Physiotherapists

 

 

 

 

Psychologists

 

 

 

 

Quick Response / Emergency Response

 

 

 

 

Research

 

 

 

 

Respiratory Therapists

 

 

 

 

Respite Care

 

 

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Social Workers

 

 

 

 

Social Work / Counselling

 

 

 

 

Speech / Language Therapists

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Support

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteers

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Volunteer Support

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Other (please specify):       

    

 

 

 

 

Volunteers may be able to support clients in other languages from time to time, depending on current pool of volunteers.

No ongoing translation services are available.