Why a Hospice Residence

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What is a Hospice Residence?

A Hospice Residence is nationally and internationally recognized as a more appropriate care setting for patients at end of life who no longer need to remain in hospital but for various reasons are unable to be cared for at home.

A Hospice Residence

  • provides patient/family centred end-of-life care in homelike, comfortable, non-institutional setting for patients and families through a team approach that may include volunteers, social workers and spiritual care providers in addition to highly trained and empathetic medical and nursing staff;
  • focuses on quality of time together with the intent of adding meaningful life to the remaining days for patients and their loved ones;
  • ensures that care is respectful and supportive of patients and their unique needs;
  • respects the social and cultural needs of patients and families; and
  • supports those patients whose caregivers or family members cannot be present.

Read the Case for Support for a Hospice Residence in Cape Breton.