Palliative Care

Paliative care happens at the end of life, when you have a health problem that can't be cured and that you will die from. The goal of palliative care is to make you feel comfortable while you live the last days of your life Depending on your health problems, you might have palliative care for a few days or for quite a few months. You can get pallitive care at home or in a hospital.

Sometimes the term "hospice care" is used instead of palliative care, but it means the same thing. A hospice is also a place that you can go to get palliative care. It has some of the same equipment as a hospital, and is also run by health care workers, but feels more like a home.

Below is a list of some places you can receive palliative care near Stratford. Many of these programs offer care in a hospice or at your home.

 

Stratford

Family Services Perth-Huron Hospice

VON - Perth-Huron Palliative Care Program

 

Woodstock

VON Oxford Sakura House Residential Hospice

 

Waterloo

Hospice of Waterloo Region

 

Listowel

North Perth Community Hospice

 

Wingham/Seaforth

Huron Hospice Volunteer Service

 

London

Southwest Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program

 

Other

South West Hospice Palliative Care Network - an alliance of community agencies, hospitals, long-term care homse, and other stakeholders who are all committed to continuously improving hospice palliative care services. 

 

Canadian Virtual Hospice - provides support and persinalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers, and educators.