At Hospice of Elgin we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option.
Hospice of Elgin is committed to providing compassionate care and support to palliative individuals, their family, and caregivers, both during the illness and after the loss of a loved one. Care is provided at no cost in our 10-suite residence, palliative care clinic, wellness centre, and in the community.
Hospice care is only possible thanks to the generous support we receive from donors and the community.
What is Hospice Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with a life-limiting illness that is usually at an advanced stage. The goal of palliative care is to provide comfort and dignity for the person living with the illness as well as the best quality of life for both this person and his or her family.
At Hospice of Elgin, we focus on caring for the whole person and their family – not only their physical needs but also psychological, social, cultural, emotional and spiritual needs. Palliative care may be the main focus of care when a cure for the illness is no longer possible and helps people who are ill to live out their remaining time in comfort and dignity.
Quality hospice palliative care neither hastens death or prolongs life. The goal of hospice palliative care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with a life-threatening illness. Hospice palliative care services are helpful not only when a person is approaching death but also during the earlier stages of an illness.